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Information about planned maintenance work to ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway network in the Bay of Plenty (BOP) region.

Maintaining your roads

More than $70 million will be spent on maintenance across more than 200 lane kilometres of state highway in the Bay of Plenty during the 2022/2023 maintenance season to ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway network.

Some of the region's significant work sites this season includes resealing programmes on SH2 between Waihī and Ōmokoroa and on SH35 east of Ōpōtiki, as well as asphalt resurfacing within the Tauranga urban area.

Given the volume of roadworks taking place this year, we acknowledge that at times there will be considerable disruption to travel across the region. Before leaving for your destination check the Journey Planner for the most up to date information on the state highway network.

Journey Planner 

You can also check our media page for weekly traffic bulletins detailing all known worksites across the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region. These are released each Friday.

See all news across this region(external link)

Planned works

Location Work activity Timeframe Impact
SH2 Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road (TEL TR)(external link) TCC Pāpāmoa East interchange August 2022 – March 2023 Lane closures
SH2 Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road (TEL TR)(external link)

Rangiuru Business Park interchange project

Late-2022 – late-2023

Various

SH2 Waihī to Ōmokoroa Chipsealing (32 sites) Late-2022 Stop/go overnight
Rotorua Asphalt programme Mid-November – mid-December 2022 Stop/go or road closures

Tips for driving on freshly laid chip seal

  • 30k/m is okay. Leave space
  • 50k/m is too fast = Damage
  • 10k/m is too slow = The road will stick to you