Full steam ahead

The Northland Age - - Local News -

Road crews in North­land are go­ing all-out on state high­way main­te­nance, and have al­ready com­pleted nearly half their sum­mer pro­gramme of road re­seal­ing, ac­cord­ing to the NZ Trans­port Agency’s North­land sys­tem man­ager, Jac­qui Hori-Hoult.

A hun­dred kilo­me­tres of high­way re­seal­ing had been com­pleted across the re­gion’s state high­way net­work by the end of Novem­ber.

“North­land has one of the coun­try’s big­gest re­seal­ing pro­grammes, and we’re aim­ing to do 230km of state high­way by the end of March,” Ms Hori-Hoult said.

“It’s very de­pen­dent on the weather. We’ve lost 10 work days to rain, but we learnt from last sum­mer and started ear­lier this year. Our con­trac­tors brought in crews from Hamil­ton and Auck­land, and they’ve put in a re­ally mas­sive ef­fort.”

Crews were cur­rently con­cen­trat­ing on SH1 from the Bryn­der­wyn Hills to Whanga¯ rei.

Re-seal­ing would pause from Thurs­day through to Jan­uary 7, but some crews would be on standby for emer­gency re­pairs and to re­spond to bad weather events.

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