Temporary changes to Truman Lane traffic layout
A temporary but significant change for Truman Lane traffic will be put in place early December to enable the next stage of road reconstruction in the area.
Overnight on Sunday 4 December, a short section of Truman Lane (westbound) will be reduced to one lane, between Bay of Plenty House Removals and the SH29A roundabout (outside Baypark Stadium). Access to Truman Lane will be via State Highway 2 Sandhurst interchange only and access to Truman Lane from the SH29A roundabout, and the eastbound lane up to Bay of Plenty House Removals, will be closed.
The temporary lane closure is expected to be in place, all going to plan, until autumn 2023.
This will enable the next stage of road reconstruction in the area as part of the wider Bay Link project.
All Truman Lane businesses, including Baypark Stadium and Te Maunga transfer station, will remain accessible throughout the duration of the work via Sandhurst interchange and Mangatawa Link Road.
What this means for people wanting to get to
- SH2/Mount Maunganui/Maunganui Road/Bayfair traffic – Truman Lane will be accessible via Te Maunga interchange, SH2/Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL) and Sandhurst interchange.
- SH29A/Maungatapu traffic – Truman Lane will be accessible via Te Maunga interchange, SH2/TEL and Sandhurst interchange. Truman Lane will not be accessible from the SH29A roundabout.
SH29A from SH2/TEL:
- People approaching from the Sandhurst interchange continue using Truman Lane to access all businesses and to connect with SH29A. Truman Lane (via Sandhurst interchange and Mangatawa Link Road) remains the detour route for road users travelling from Pāpāmoa/TEL to SH29A while the final off ramp approaching Te Maunga interchange from Pāpāmoa is under construction.
The existing 50km/h speed limit will remain in place on Truman Lane except on the westbound approach to the SH29A roundabout where a temporary 30km/h speed limit will apply. All road users approaching the SH29A roundabout from Truman Lane need to give way at this intersection, including when continuing west onto SH29A.
If the traffic switch is delayed because of weather or other unforeseen issues, it will be carried out on the next suitable night.