NZ Transport Agency is making changes at the SH2 Te Maunga roundabout next week, including moving the roundabout approximately 11m towards the Trustpower Baypark Stadium.
This will enable further stone column ground improvements to strengthen the ground to support the weight of the on and off ramps for the Te Maunga interchange.
To make space for the ground improvements, the free left-hand turn lane for SH29A-bound traffic from the SH2 Tauranga Eastern Link will close for the remainder of the project. Signposted pedestrian detours will be in place and there may be minor delays for motorists.
As part of this stone column work, SH29A between the Baypark and Te Maunga roundabouts will be closed next weekend from 7pm Friday 29 November to 6am Monday 2 December.
The area between the roundabouts will also be closed the following weekend from 7pm Friday 6 December to 6am Monday 9 December.
Detours will be in place along Truman Lane and Mangatawa Link Road.
Please use alternative routes where possible or plan travel outside of these hours to avoid the detour. This work is weather dependent, and if delayed will be carried out on the next suitable weekend(s).
We would like to thank all road users for their patience and ongoing co-operation while construction of the Baypark to Bayfair Link project continues.
SH29A to Mount Maunganui: detour from Baypark roundabout along Truman Lane, Mangatawa Link Road, turn left at the traffic signals before crossing the bridge onto SH2 Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL) towards Mount.
SH29A to Papamoa/Te Puke: detour from Baypark roundabout along Truman Lane, Mangatawa Link Road, cross Mangatawa Bridge, turn right onto SH2 TEL.
Mount Maunganui to SH29A: take Sandhurst Drive exit from the TEL, turn right at the traffic signals, cross Mangatawa Bridge and follow detour along Mangatawa Link Road and Truman Lane to Baypark roundabout.
Papamoa/Te Puke to SH29A: take Sandhurst Drive exit from the TEL, turn left at the traffic signals and follow detour along Mangatawa Link Road and Truman Lane to Baypark roundabout.
For more information about the Bay Link project, go to www.nzta.govt.nz/baylink