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Te Puke Highway diversion starts today

Image: Tauranga City Council Facebook page.

A diversion is currently in place along Te Puke Highway.

The diversion, which was put in place today, will run until April.

Te Puke Highway will be down to one lane between Bell Road and Welcome Bay Road.

“Traffic to Tauranga will be unaffected, traffic heading towards Te Puke will be diverted via Tara, Parton and Bell Road,” says a Tauranga City Council Facebook post, reminding motorists about the diversion.

“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.”

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Piepeline route

Posted on 09-01-2020 09:13 | By SonnyJim

One has to assume that laying the pipeline under the road was the easier, cheaper and more secure option than to utilise the nearby rail corridor.