TEL eastbound lanes closed this Saturday

The westbound lanes will remain open. File photo/Daniel Hines/SunLive.

The eastbound lanes of the Tauranga Eastern Link will be closed this Saturday,

Waka Kotahi Transport Agency says the lanes between Papamoa and Paengaroa will be closed between 6am and 1pm.

"The eastbound lanes of the motorway will be used as part of the cycle route for the Mount Festival of Multisport.

"The alternative route for motorists during this time will be via the Te Puke Highway."

The westbound lanes will remain open and people can expect to see cyclists in the opposing lanes.

"Minor delays may be experienced during this time and traffic management will be in place at the Domain Road interchange and Paengaroa roundabout.

"Waka Kotahi thanks motorists for their patience."

For up to date information on road works, traffic, detours and delays, motorists are encouraged to visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website

Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable journey this summer. Keep up to date with:

Phone: 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)

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Posted on 22-01-2021 06:44 | By Local Too

Yep lets brass off the motorist even further in Tauranga. The place has gone nuts.


Posted on 21-01-2021 18:59 | By Really

This is crazy - surely the Tepuke route would be for this race. Hope the event pays for all the lost tolls for this idiotic decision.

What the f@&$

Posted on 21-01-2021 16:56 | By TheRiddler

A $500 million State highway closed for some cyclist. What a bunch of muppets. Great fun for those vehicles backed up trying to get through Te Puke.

How Blo@@dy Stupid

Posted on 21-01-2021 15:21 | By Yadick

The entrance sign definitely reads MOTORWAY nothing about a cycle way. This is a very busy highway and again cyclists are getting priority but now on the motorway. It’s a motorway for goodness sake not a lycra boardwalk.

I agree Professor

Posted on 21-01-2021 10:57 | By Border Patrol

When I first saw this news a few days ago I was astounded that they would close a major roadway like this. I agree with you about the distractions for drivers going the other way too. It wouldn’t be so bad if it was a couple of hours but it’s closed for 6 hours. Living in Te Puke, I’ve seen diversions through town in the past and it’s going to be a dogs breakfast!


Posted on 21-01-2021 08:49 | By The Professor

They are closing off a major road for a few cyclists...really!! Surely there are alternative routes for this event? I’d put money on the fact that there will be an accident on the Westbound lane due to distractions on the opposite carriageway.

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