Bayfair Flyover: Lane closures from next week

A further six beams will be installed across the third span of the Bayfair flyover, connecting the existing bridge beams with the pier next to the underpass.

The next set of beams for the Bayfair flyover will be craned into place overnight on Friday, May 27.

People can expect overnight lane closures, a partial closure of the roundabout and signposted detours in the area while this work is underway. Lane closures and detours will be in place from 7pm on Friday 27 May until 7am Saturday 28 May to progress construction of the Bayfair flyover.

The installation of six further beams across the third span of the Bayfair flyover marks another milestone for the Bayfair end of the Bay Link project. 

The concrete beams, locally manufactured in Te Puke, each 28m long and weighing up to 54 tonnes, will be lifted into place with the help of a 300-tonne crane positioned at the Bayfair roundabout. While this is significant piece of work involves extensive planning and staging, only minimal delays are expected as it will all be undertaken at night. 

Following placement of the beams, construction will continue on the flyover's northern ramp which will emerge out of the ground. Beams for the fourth and final span of the flyover are currently programmed to be installed in winter 2022.

Once the Bayfair flyover is complete, it will improve safety and accessibility and transform how people move through the area. Similar to the Hewletts Road flyover, there will be a lane in each direction, separating heavy vehicles heading to the Port from local traffic. In addition to the flyover lanes, there will be two ground level lanes either side of the flyover for local traffic. 

Separating state highway from local traffic will create a safer environment for everyone. The new flyover, which will take State Highway 2 traffic over the Bayfair roundabout, is expected to open in Autumn 2023.

Lane closures and detours

For the beams to be installed, overnight lane closures, a partial closure of the roundabout and signposted detours will be in place in the area, impacting people travelling through the Bayfair roundabout. There will be lane closures on all apporaches to the Bayfair roundabout. 

  • SH2/Maunganui Road from Mount Maunganui to Papamoa. People travelling will not be able to proceed straight through the Bayfair roundabout. A detour will be available via Girven Road, Maranui Road and Sandhurst Drive.
  • SH2/Maunganui Road from Mount Maunganui to Matapihi. People travelling will not be able to turn right at the Bayfair roundabout. A detour will be available via Girven Road, Maranui Road, Sandhurst Drive and SH2 north.
  • SH2/Maunganui Road to Girven Road. People travelling will not be able to turn right at the Bayfair roundabout. A detour will be available via the Golf Road roundabout and SH2 south.
  • Matapihi Road to Girven Road. People will not be able to proceed straight through the Bayfair roundabout. A detour will be available via the Golf Road roundabout and SH2 south.
  • Matapihi Road to Papamoa. People travelling will not be able to turn right at the Bayfair roundabout. A detour will be available via the Golf Road roundabout, SH2 south, Girven Road, Maranui Road and Sandhurst Drive.

Please expect delays and follow the directions provided on temporary traffic management signage. If this work is impacted by weather or unforeseen issues, it will be carried out on the next available night. 

Waka Kotahi thanks people for driving, local residents and businesses for their patience.

For more information, visit nzta.govt.nz/baylinkdetour.




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