A new roundabout will be built at a busy intersection on State Highway 2 in Te Puna.
NZ Transport Agency today confirmed Opus Consultants have been awarded the design contract to upgrade the intersection of SH2 at Minden Road.
A roundabout has been identified as the best option.
A new roundabout will be installed at this intersection in Te Puna.
NZTA BOP Highways manager Brett Gliddon says traffic volumes are expected to increase with the predicted residential and commercial growth in the area and this will lead to more traffic using the SH2 Minden Road/Te Puna Road intersection.
“With the initial investigation complete, the project will move to the next stage with Opus undertaking the detailed design and has a contract value of $135k.
“Funding and timings for construction will be confirmed later in the year.”
This intersection upgrade will provide safety benefits for SH2 motorists and the wider Te Puna community, says Brett.
NZTA is working closely with the Western Bay of Plenty District Council to ensure the various community interest groups are informed and consulted.