Northland road crews push ahead with resealing programme
Road crews in Northland are going all-out on state highway maintenance and have already completed more than half their summer programme of road resealing.
The NZ Transport Agency’s Northland System Manager Jacqui Hori-Hoult says 100 kilometres of highway resealing was completed across the Northland network by the end of November.
“Northland has one of the country’s biggest resealing programmes and we’re aiming to do 230 kilometres of state highway this season by the end of March.”
“It’s very dependent on the weather. We’ve lost 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.”
In the lead up to Christmas, and in anticipation of holiday traffic, crews concentrated on SH1 from the Brynderwyn Hills to Whangarei.
Road resealing paused over the Christmas-New Year holiday period with crews off the road from December 20 until January 7.
“We’re making the roads better for everyone, but we need motorists to plan ahead, allow extra time and keep to the speed limit so everyone, including our road crews, gets home safely.”