Roading maintenance contractor Downer is to take over the Northern Roading Network Outcomes Contract from Services South East (SSE) in the Tairawhiti region.
The Northern Network includes 904 kilometres of state highways and council roads.
“The sale of this contract is a pragmatic solution and one which will ensure a level of continuity with roading improvements and maintenance works,” Tairawhiti Roads General Manager Dave Hadfield says.
“We want to thank SSE for the work it’s carried out on the network since 2016 and also the assistance it will be providing during the upcoming transition period.”
Downer takes over the contract and will focus on core maintenance activities as a priority.
“We very much appreciate the patience of the local councils, communities and road users as we make this important transition,” Mr Hadfield says.
“We will update the schedule of planned roadworks for the region as soon as we are able.”