Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Work continues on Tauranga’s Takitimu Drive overbridge

Work continues on Tauranga’s Takitimu Drive overbridge

Motorists should expect delays when travelling on the State Highway 2A Takitimu Drive overpass this month as work to strengthen the bridge joints continues.

The NZ Transport Agency’s Bay of Plenty journey manager Nigel D’Ath said the work on the SH2 overbridge affects the central lanes, so just one lane in each direction will be open to traffic from Monday July 7.

Mr D’Ath said the work to repair bridge expansion joints at both abutments was expected to be complete in early August and motorists using the area should expect delays in the meantime.

“Motorists are urged to use alternative routes if possible, especially during peak times,” he said.

Mr D’Ath said contractors would be working six days a week to get the project completed as quickly as possible.

“We are taking advantage of the school holidays to get the majority of this work completed while there are fewer motorists on the road,” he said.

“However there will be delays at times and we would like to thank drivers in advance for their patience while these important works are completed.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Police Authority: Use Of Taser Was Disproportionate And Unjustified

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Hokitika man was disproportionate and unjustified. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Holidays, Hekia Parata And Badlands

Hekia Parata, adieu. Reportedly, she’s been ‘passionate’ about education. She has “bravely’ led the charge on the government’s education reforms. In the past week , many of the postscripts to Hekia Parata’s career as Education Minister have sounded like a schoolteacher desperately trying to find some reason why a D student can be marked up to C minus. More>>


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news