Motorists travelling along State Highway 2 are advised that road repairs will be carried out between Bruce Road and the Domain Road intersection over the next few days.
The work is required to make repairs to cracks in the road surface caused by the weight of pre-load material being used to construct the new Tauranga Eastern Link road.
NZ Transport Agency's Bay of Plenty state highways manager, Brett Gliddon, says the weight of the pre-load, and the associated settlement, is continuing to cause cracks to this section of the highway, which will require ongoing repairs until the pre-load is removed in 2013.
"The pre-load (sand) material has been laid adjacent to the highway where the new TEL road will be constructed. This material will be compacted to form the new state highway."
The road works will start from tomorrow to Thursday 6th September, from 9.00am to 3.00pm.
A speed restriction of 50km/h will be in place from Domain Road intersection to Bruce Road and both the northbound and southbound lanes will be moved to one side when the 50km/h speed restriction is in place.
Once the repairs are completed this section of State Highway 2 will revert back to the normal 80km/h speed restriction.
This work is weather dependant, and if it is wet the work will be take place on the next suitable day.
For more information visit http://www.nzta.govt.nz/ or call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49).