With the recent change to COVID-19 alert levels across New Zealand, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is committed to supporting health and safety during this time.
Now Auckland has joined the rest of NZ at Alert Level 2, physical state highway maintenance activities and construction projects will continue, however all worksites and activities must adhere to strict protocols to look after the health and safety of workers and road users. Active construction projects have a COVID-19 Plan in place to align with strict industry standards provided by Construction Health and Safety NZ (CHASNZ).
Specific guidelines have been developed by the Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) group to keep staff and construction workers safe.
These standards and guidelines include measures for pre-planning work, documenting the health and safety of staff, ensuring safe physical distancing is maintained, cleaning of all plant, tools and vehicles, and being able to quickly and accurately trace people should they come in contact with someone who contracts COVID 19.
Interregional travel, which means travel between regions, is allowed at Alert Level 2, meaning workers, plant and material can move freely between regions within New Zealand. The road-blocks that were in place in Auckland during Alert Level 3 have now been lifted.