With the end of lockdown, roadworks across the region will be picked again, including several resealing work sites, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advised.
The work is usually part of the summer resealing programme which has been delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic response and alert level 4 and 3 work restrictions.
NZTA Northland system manager Jacqui Hori-Hoult said the daytime work was to try to catch up on the resealing schedule before winter. The work is weather dependent.
"To ensure the safety and resilience of the state highway network going into winter it is critical that we carry out this essential maintenance," Hori-Hoult explained.
• Where does road block action end?
• Northland news in brief: Northland road toll rises after male dies at Mangapai
• Vigilance needed on Northland roads for 2020
"Works will be undertaken during the day between 7am and 5pm, and we will be closely monitoring our sites for traffic congestion during morning peak periods as we move into alert level 2."
On most sites there will be one full day of full width chip seal resurfacing, followed by one to four days of post-construction onsite monitoring and management.
The resealing will be carried out with traffic management and temporary speed limits in place.
Hori-Hoult said we've moved into level 2 there was more traffic on the roads.
"We will ensure the roads remain open and delays are minimised. We ask motorists to be patient and understanding while we carry out this work."
Crews are focussing on nine areas and plan to complete the work by the end of May.
Resealing is planned at:
•SH1 Wellsford between Centennial Park Rd and Wellsford Golf Course, will take five days of resealing. There will be queuing at times, which stop/go traffic managers will try to minimise.
•SH12 Paparoa between Ariels Lane and Ford Rd
•SH12 Paparoa between The Pines Rd and Te Pahi River Dr
•SH12 Hurndall St Maungaturoto from Gorge Rd to View St
•SH1 Hukerenui between Rusk Rd and Crows Nest Rd
•SH1 Whakapara between Puhipuhi Rd and Waiariki River Bridge
•SH1 Hikurangi around Gilby Ave
•SH1 Hikurangi between George St and Piano Hill Rd
AdvertisementAdvertise with NZME.
No specific dates are confirmed for each of the sites as works are dependent on ground conditions and dry weather.
For up to date information on the resealing programme, visit the NZTA Northland Facebook page, phone 0800 44 44 49, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.