Tauranga traffic gridlocked
All lanes are now open on the Tauranga Harbour Bridge, with a 50 km per hour temporary speed limit in place.
"The traffic at the Mount is munted," says one disgruntled SunLive reader.
Another reader who was visiting a friend at Tauranga Hospital says that it took them an hour to get from Tauranga Harbour Bridge to Gloucester St in Arataki.
"It was one lane on the bridge, with two lanes feeding into one. It's gridlocked from Bayfair roundabout to the city. I went to the hospital this morning from Papamoa through Oropi to get there in time."
Readers also report that Fraser St, Cameron Rd and Devonport Rd have been very busy with motorists using the alternative route to bypass the harbour bridge.
Emergency repairs on the damaged barrier on Tauranga Harbour Bridge will be conducted on Sunday December 5. This will will require a lane closure between 8am-12pm.
Motorists are advised to expect traffic delays on Sunday morning and to avoid the area if possible.