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Proposed road closures due to Beach Hop, 25-28 March 2020

Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that, the Thames-Coromandel District Council, for the purpose of the Whangamata Beach Hop 2020, proposes to close the following streets to ordinary vehicular traffic for the periods indicated hereunder.

Wednesday 25th March 2020 from 7.00am to 10.30am

  • Ocean Road – from Williamson Road to Lowe Street

Thursday 26th March 2020 from 7.00am to 10.30am and 8.30pm to 10.00pm

  • Ocean Road – from Williamson Road to Lowe Street

Friday 27th March 2020 from 10.00am to 12.00pm

  • Chartwell Avenue – from Martyn Road to Charleston Avenue

Saturday 28th March 2020 from 7.00am to 7.30pm

  • Complete road closure of Port Road from northern side of the Ocean Road/Port Road roundabout to the southern side of the Hunt Road/Port Road roundabout to accommodate vehicle displays, entertainment and spectator access.
  • Port Road closed at each intersection with:
  • Ocean Road
  • Lincoln Road
  • Aicken Road
  • Casement Road
  • Hetherington Road
  • Hunt Road
  • Winifred Avenue
  • Complete road closure of the following roads to accommodate parade vehicle access to street parade:
  • Chartwell Avenue, from Charleston Avenue to Port Road
  • Hunt Road, from western side of roundabout to eastern side of Barbara Avenue
  • Winifred Avenue, from Port Road to eastern side of Barbara Avenue
  • Barbara Avenue, from Hunt Road to Ocean Road
  • Port Road, from Chartwell Avenue to Hunt Road
  • Controlled access to Port Road from Hetherington Road/Hunt Road intersection to allow parade vehicles to use Hetherington Road/Hunt Road roundabout during parade only.
  • Esplanade Drive – from Graham Street
  • Lowe Street – from Ocean Road

During the proposed periods of closure, the following provision will be made for ordinary vehicular traffic which would otherwise use the streets:

Detour via Martyn Road and Mayfair Avenue or State Highway 25 Bypass.

Road closure maps may be viewed at Whitianga, Whangamata and Thames offices during normal business hours.

Any person objecting to the proposals is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof in writing before Friday 20th March 2020 at the Thames-Coromandel District Council Office, Private Bag, Thames.

Rob Williams


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State Highways 

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