Detours in place for TEL works
18 July 2014 | NZ Transport Agency - Waikato &
Bay of Plenty
Detours in place
for TEL works
Short detours will be in
place at the State Highway 2 (SH2)/ Domain Rd interchange in
Tauranga this Sunday July 20.
Contractors are working on
the new bridge over the existing highway as part of the
Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL) project.
The NZ Transport
Agency advises motorists to expect short delays between the
hours of 7pm on Sunday and 6am Monday, while the work is
Te Puke bound traffic will be diverted at the
Domain Road/SH2 intersection via Tara Road, Parton Road and
Traffic from Te Puke or Welcome Bay Road will
be diverted via the west bound slip lane onto a temporary
intersection and will travel back onto SH2 at the Domain
Road/ Tara Road roundabout.
Motorists are advised to drive
with care whilst this traffic management is in place.
Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience and
on-going co-operation while construction on the TEL project
Keep up to date with TEL project at www.nzta.govt.nz/tel
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