January 22nd 2022
Mount Maunganui

 

Road Closure Information – January 21st – 22nd

 

The Tauranga Half has been part of the Mount Maunganui summer since 1990, making it one of New Zealand’s longest running and most iconic triathlons.

Record numbers of athletes are expected to take part in the iconic Mount Festival of Multisport in 2022. It’s also the second time that Tauranga Half participants will have the opportunity to complete the cycle leg of the race on the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road (TEL).

Several road closures at Mount Maunganui and Pāpāmoa will be in place, so please ensure you plan ahead or consider using alternative routes where possible.

If you live in Pāpāmoa, please avoid using the Parton and Tara Road roundabout area where possible between 7:45 am and 11:45 am to minimise delays and increase safety for participants as they link up with the TEL leg of the event.

Mount Maunganui, Pāpāmoa, and Tauranga residents are advised to plan ahead to avoid travel delays this weekend as record numbers of athletes and visitors descend on the region to take part in three high-profile events.

Saturday, 22 January will be a particularly busy day for the city’s roads. Thousands of athletes are expected to take part in the iconic Mount Festival of Multisport, while the Bay Oval will host a T20 Black Clash, and the inaugural Polo in the Bay takes place at Trustpower Arena.

“The city will see an influx of people this weekend, so we urge people to plan ahead and avoid the traffic hotspots where possible,” says Nelita Byrne, Tauranga City Council’s Venues and Events Manager.

 

Several road closures will be in place for the event in Mount Maunganui and Pāpāmoa.

  • The Mall (Pilot Bay) will be closed from 6am Friday, 21 January and
  • Marine Parade, Oceanbeach Road and Papamoa Beach Road from the Mall to Parton Road will be closed from 4.30am on Saturday, 22 January

Residents and businesses can still access their properties during the event but are asked to plan ahead for travel on 22 January or consider using alternative routes where possible as significant congestion and delays of up to 30 minutes are likely, particularly in Pāpāmoa on Parton Road and Tara Road where cyclists will enter the TEL between 7:45 am and 11:45 am

MOUNT MAUNAGANUI AND PAPAMOA:

From 6am Friday 21 January to 9pm Saturday 22 January:

  • Salisbury Wharf Car Park – the entire car parking area
  • Salisbury Avenue – from Victoria Road to The Mall
  • The Mall – from Salisbury Avenue to Prince Avenue

From 4.30am to 5pm on Saturday 22 January:

  • The Mall – from Prince Avenue to Adams Avenue including the Pilot Bay Boat Ramp
  • Adams Avenue – from The Mall to Marine Parade
  • Marine Parade – from Adams Avenue to Oceanbeach Road

From 4.30am to 1pm on Saturday 22 January:

  • Oceanbeach Road – from Marine Parade to road end
  • Yale Street – from Oceanbeach Road to Maranui Street
  • Maranui Street – from Yale Street to Sandhurst Drive
  • Papamoa Beach Road – from Sandhurst Drive to Parton Road

If you live in Pāpāmoa, please avoid using the Parton and Tara Road roundabout area where possible between 7:45 am and 11:45 am to minimise delays and increase safety for participants as they link up with the TEL leg of the event.

TAURANGA EASTERN LINK

From 6am to 1pm on Saturday 22 January:

  • Tauranga Eastern Link / State Highway 2 – east bound from the intersection with Domain Road, including the Domain Road east bound on ramp, to the intersection with State Highway 33.
  • The alternative route for motorists during this time will be via the Te Puke Highway.
  • The westbound lanes will remain open and people can expect to see cyclists in the opposing lanes.

Several road closures will be in place for the Mount Festival of Multisport:

  • The Mall (Pilot Bay) will be closed from 6am Friday, 21 January
  • Marine Parade, Oceanbeach Road, and Pāpāmoa Beach Road from The Mall to Parton Road will be closed from 4.30am on Saturday, 22 January.
  • The Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road eastbound lanes between Domain Road and Paengaroa will be closed for the cycle leg of the event from 6am to 1pm on Saturday 22 January.

For more information on upcoming events, visit mytauranga.co.nz.

 

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