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Speed restrictions to remain on Tauranga highways

The NZ Transport Agency is advising all road users that speed restrictions can be expected on parts of State Highways 36 and 29a over the weekend.

The SH36 Kennedy Road to Pyes Pa Road, SH29A between Poike Roundabout and Welcome Bay Roundabout and SH29A approaching Maungatapu Bridge from Matapihi areas were recently resealed but a mechanical failure has resulted in the stone (chip) not adhering to the road. The road will be repaired as soon as the weather allows.

NZTA Bay of Plenty Transport System Manager, Rob Campbell, says people should expect delays if they are travelling through this area.

“We’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this restricted speed may cause, we are treating the repair work as a priority.

“We’d like to ask people to stick to the advised speed through the work sites to keep themselves and others safe and to reduce the likelihood of vehicles being damaged,” Mr Campbell says.

The contractor is programming a permanent repair which will include removing the excess chip, clearing the drains and replacing the chipseal, but this can’t be carried completed until the overnight temperature warms again and a period of dry weather is forecast.

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