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Daytime closure for section of SH29A

The section of highway will be closed from 5aam to 8pm today. Image: NZTA.

A section of State Highway 29A, near Baypark, will remain closed today.

On Sunday, Waka Kotahi Transport Agency advised the opening of the new temporary signalised intersection at Te Maunga, which had been scheduled for Sunday, had been delayed temporarily.

With this in mind, the transport agency wants to remind people that State Highway 29A between Te Maunga and Baypark roundabouts will remain closed with detours in place along Truman Lane, Mangatawa Link Road and Sandhurst Drive/Mangatawa Interchange.

From 5am to 8pm today, motorists heading northbound (towards Mount Maunganui) from SH29A, must stay in the left lane for State Highway 2/Maunganui Road.

"From SH29A, motorists heading southbound (towards Papamoa/Te Puke) are advised to stay in the right lane; a detour remains in place along Truman Lane, Mangatawa Link Road and Sandhurst Drive/Mangatawa Interchange," says a statement from the NZTA.

"A lane closure is in place SH29A eastbound between Baypark roundabout and the railway crossing. A lane closure also applies in the northbound (right) lane from Truman Lane.

"No changes apply for motorists coming from SH2 Maunganui Road heading towards SH29A from the Te Maunga intersection.

"No changes apply for motorists heading towards Mount Maunganui or Tauriko coming from the Tauranga Eastern Link."

The new temporary signalised intersection at the Te Maunga junction of State Highway 2 and 29A is expected to be operational from 8pm today.

"Please take extra care, reduce your speed and follow directions of traffic management staff and signage.

"Motorists are encouraged to visit journeys.nzta.govt.nz for up to date information on road works, traffic, detours and delays."

The temporary signalised intersection will be in place while work on the new SH2/SH29A interchange bridge at Te Maunga is underway.

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

Phone: 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)

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