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Locals delighted at end result on SH2 - Carterton roundabout
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The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and Carterton District Council (CDC) $1.5m contract on SH2 in the centre of Carterton has now finished and local residents and businesses are delighted with the results.

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and Carterton District Council (CDC) $1.5m contract on SH2 in the centre of Carterton has now finished and local residents and businesses are delighted with the results.

CDC hosted a celebration recently to mark the end of the project, inviting local business owners, the Contractor and the project team to raise a glass to a job well done.

NZTA Regional Director Deborah Hume says that this contract is another excellent example of how good management and programming means a project is delivered on time and within budget.

“This project combining local council and highway improvements was the result of a cost-sharing agreement between the NZTA and CDC to achieve maximum benefit for the people in this area. The combination of work has improved pedestrian and road user safety, and improved access for road users joining this section of SH2, particularly at peak times,” says Dr Hume.

CDC CEO Colin Wright says that included in the project were improvements to the Pembroke Road Intersection, a new roundabout at the Belvedere/Park Roads Intersection, and a complete upgrade of CDC’s water and sewer mains, footpaths, vehicle crossings, and new kerbing along the street.

“There are more enhancements to come, including: the resurfacing of the highway in summer, more lighting, planting within the new traffic islands, and hanging baskets in spring which will all add to the beautification of the area,” says Mr Wright.

“Having roadworks directly outside your shop or office is never easy, but we really appreciate the patience and understanding shown by local businesses and residents during the past six months.”

For more information please contact:

Andree Kai Fong 
Communications advisor 
T   64 4 894 5211  
M  027 672 5881  
  04 4 894 3305
andree.kaifong@nzta.govt.nz

or

Colin Wright
Chief Executive Officer
T   64 6 3794033
M  027 220 8788
F   64 6 379 7832
colin@cdc.govt.nz
www.cdc.govt.nz(external link)

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