Night time works starting this Sunday on SH29 near the Kaimais.
Motorists travelling along State Highway 29 (SH29) are advised night time resurfacing work will be carried out at three sites between Tauriko and the Kaimai summit as part of a road safety improvement project says the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA).
The work starts on Sunday (5 May) and be undertaken over ten days, a temporary speed restriction of 30km/h will be in place along with a manual stop/go operation from 7.00pm to 6.00am so drivers can expect minor delays.
Resurfacing ensures the friction of the road is high so when a vehicle stops suddenly the stopping distance is greatly reduced.
A temporary speed restriction of 70km/h will be in place during daylight hours and will be removed once the resurfacing work is completed.
This work is weather dependent, and if it is wet the work will be take place on the next suitable day.
The NZTA thanks motorists for their continued patience and assistance while this work is being undertaken.
The NZTA’s website is regularly updated with information about most closures and detours at www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic. This information is also available by phoning the NZTA’s free phone on 0800 4HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49), which can also be used to report any significant road issues or hazards.
Coincidently, drivers can now subscribe to a free service 'On The Move" which provides information about road clsoures, road works and where drivers can check road conditions on their commonly used routes - to sign up go to www.onthemove.govt.nz(external link)