Road layout changes on SH2 Maunganui Road near Bayfair roundabout

9 April 2021

News

Significant changes to the road layout on State Highway 2 Maunganui Road, near the Bayfair roundabout, are scheduled to take place from this week as part of the Bay Link project.

 

With work on the five ground improvement sites nearly complete, the focus for the northern end of the project is construction of the underpass and Bayfair flyover.

 

The next phase involves constructing a temporary road in the middle of the current work zone north of the Bayfair roundabout. Traffic will be moved across to the centre of SH2/ Maunganui Road to allow space for the new cyclist and pedestrian underpass to be constructed either side.

 

Beginning this week, night works will be carried out to create new lanes and reconfigure the Bayfair roundabout. This is anticipated to take approximately three weeks.

 

The night works are scheduled to take place as follows: 

-       From Thursday April 8 to Thursday April 15 between 7pm and 5am, lane closures will be in place on the approaches to and around the Bayfair roundabout while the new road layout is configured in this area.

 

-       In preparation for the traffic switch on Monday, April 12, a partial closure of the Bayfair roundabout is scheduled on Sunday, April 11, between 7pm and 5am. During these hours motorists from Girven Road will not be able to travel through the roundabout or turn right on to SH2. SH2 southbound traffic will also not be able to turn right on to Matapihi Road. A sign-posted detour will be in place via the Sandhurst Drive/Mangatawa Interchange.

 

Please drive with caution through the project site, reduce your speed and follow directions provided. Where possible, please use alternative routes or plan your travel outside of this work.

 

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, this work may be moved to the next suitable night/s. Road users are encouraged to visit the NZTA Journey Planner website for up to date information.

 

The NZTA thanks local residents, businesses and motorists for their patience while they undertake this important work.

 

More information about the project can be found on the Bay Link website: www.nzta.govt.nz/baylink

 

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