Reseal work may cause EBOP delays

Road works. Photo. Daniel Hines.

Reseal work may cause traffic at various locations across Eastern Bay of Plenty this week.

Work will be carried out in eight areas and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to plan ahead and allow additional time for their journeys.

The works are part of the Waka Kotahi spring/summer road maintenance programme. Warmer spring and summer months are said to be the best time for resurfacing as daylight hours are longer and the warm temperatures and dry air help the new seal stick to the road surface.

Works will be undertaken during the day in the following areas over the next week:

•             State Highway 2 – Matata to Edgecumbe

•             SH2 – Taneatua

•             State Highway 5 – Tumunui

•             State Highway 30 – Rotoma

•             SH30 – Horohoro and Atiamuri

•             State Highway 33 – Mourea and Okere Falls

•             State Highway 35 – Ruakokore

•             State Highway 36 – Kaharoa

These sites will operate under Stop/Go traffic management with a 30km/h temporary speed limit in place during the work.

For a period of at least 24 hours after a site has been sealed, and before it is swept, it will continue to operate under a reduced temporary speed limit. This allows vehicles to travel over the seal and help bed in the chip and to reduce the risk of chip damaging windscreens.

Following this, the site is swept, excess chip is removed and the temporary speed limit remains in place until line marking has been reinstated. This should happen within 48 hours of the site being sealed, dependent on weather.

Motorists are advised to adhere to the temporary speed limits to avoid damage to their vehicles and ensure their safety and that of other road users and road workers.

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed. Visit the interactive Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website at for the latest information on roadworks, traffic, road closures and detours to help plan your trip.

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