Mak­ing up for lost time

The Northland Age - - Local News -

The re­seal­ing of SH1 through the Manga­muka Gorge had a cou­ple of false starts last month, thanks to wet weather, but was go­ing well last week ac­cord­ing to sys­tem man­ager Steve Mut­ton.

The gorge was closed to traf­fic on Satur­day, Sun­day and yes­ter­day, and again to­day from 8.30am to 4pm, and 5pm to 8pm, Mr Mut­ton say­ing the re­seal­ing, and other main­te­nance, was on sched­ule, and could be largely com­pleted by this evening, de­pend­ing on the weather.

He re­it­er­ated his plea to driv­ers to keep to the posted speed lim­its when the high­way re­opened to give the new sur­face a chance to set.

“Road users will have al­ready no­ticed the dif­fer­ence the works have made when trav­el­ling through the Gorge this week,” he said, adding that those who made their own way north or south rather than using SH10 should take ex­treme care, as some lo­cal roads may have un­even sur­faces, mi­nor slips or other dam­age as a re­sult of re­cent bad weather

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