Drivers who use the end of Hairini Street to get onto Turret Road will now have several minutes added to their morning commute, while the end of Hairini Street is temporarily closed.
Tauranga City Council and the NZ Transport Agency have been monitoring the temporary stop at the end of Hairini Street.
Due to concerns about drivers' safety, Tauranga City Council say access onto Turret Road from the end of Hairini Street will be closed from early Monday morning, prior to peak traffic.
"If you are driving onto Turret Road you will need to go via the Maungatapu roundabout on-ramp instead of down Hairini Street," says Tauranga City Council.
"The end of Hairini Street will remain closed for the next few weeks while the new link road and bus lane is being completed."
The Hairini Street bus stop will also be closed. For the next few weeks people will need to use the bus stop at Greenwood Park on Welcome Bay Road.
Tauranga City Council and NZ Transport Agency apologise for the inconvenience.