Diversions along Te Puke Highway from January
From January 8 2020 to April 2020, the Te Puke Highway will be down to one lane between Bell Road and Welcome Bay Road, says the Tauranga City Council.
“Traffic to Tauranga will be unaffected, traffic heading towards Te Puke will be diverted via Tara, Parton and Bell Road.
“This diversion is necessary to keep motorists and construction staff safe, while work to lay pipes passes a narrow section in the road along a volatile retaining wall.
“We expect the detour will add up to five minutes to the journey to Te Puke, the work is timed to avoid peak kiwifruit season.
“We understand these things can be frustrating, and appreciate your patience and consideration when passing works.”