Driv­ers warned of road­works de­lays

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Mo­torists trav­el­ling on State High­way 1 through Paekakariki should ex­pect de­lays due to road resur­fac­ing works be­tween Mack­ays Cross­ing and Beach Rd.

The work in­volves rip­ping out the old road overnight and re­plac­ing it with a new, safer sur­face that has bet­ter re­silience to dam­age and im­proved skid re­sis­tance. It will con­tinue un­til May.

New Zealand Trans­port Agency Welling­ton op­er­a­tions man­ager Mark Owen has urged driv­ers to al­low ex­tra time for their jour­neys, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing peak time.

‘‘We are do­ing the work at night to min­imise de­lays but while this ap­proach helps to re­duce de­lays, it does not elim­i­nate them. We’re urg­ing peo­ple to al­low an ex­tra half hour for their travel dur­ing peak hour while work is com­pleted.’’ Re­duced speed lim­its will re­main in place dur­ing the day to min­imise dam­age to the new sur­face which is vul­ner­a­ble un­til it cures, says Mr Owen.

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