Tauranga Direct Road - SH36 to reopen to a single lane
22 April 2014 | NZ Transport Agency - Waikato &
Bay of Plenty
Road - SH36 to reopen to a single lane at midday
The NZ Transport Agency says State
Highway 36 (SH36) between Rotorua and Tauranga will reopen
at midday today to a single lane with manual traffic
control. The Transport Agency is advising heavy vehicles to
continue to avoid using this road to ensure expected delays
are kept to a minimum.
The Transport Agency says the road
is likely to remain open to a single lane only for at least
a week to allow the remainder of the slip clean up and slip
stabilisation work to continue. Delays of 10 minutes or more
can be expected due to the road being only open to a single
lane in the Mangorewa Gorge between Te Matai Road and Dudley
Alternate routes for heavy vehicles are SH2 and SH33
or SH29, SH28 and SH5.
The NZ Transport Agency thanks
motorists for their patience and on-going co-operation while
clean up works are completed.
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