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Road works in Putaruru underway
Major road works start next week on State Highway 1 at the northern end of Putaruru. The NZ Transport Agency said its contractor, Downer, will be rebuilding a stretch of SH1 from Central St to the bridge, 1km north of town. The work is expected to give motorists a smoother ride and will reduce the need for future maintenance. It will involve digging out the existing uneven surface and replacing it. The transport agency said crews will be on-site, Monday to Friday during daylight hours, until the end of March. A speed restriction of 30km/h will be in place during the works. between 11am and 2pm. It will be a celebration of the signing and cultures coming together. For more information call Amanda White on 885 0340.