The NZ Transport Agency says work will begin soon to resurface State Highway 3 at Mount Messenger following the recent deterioration of the road surface.
Acting state highways manager David McGonigal says the NZTA is preparing contracts to ensure work begins as quickly as possible on resurfacing the affected stretch of highway at Mount Messenger.
“We’re on track to begin resurfacing the road within the next two months, with work then due to be completed within about six weeks.”
Mr McGonigal says the NZTA shares the concerns of truck drivers and other motorists about the road, and is pleased to be close to a solution.
“The road surface has deteriorated rapidly due to high rainfall in recent weeks, and getting it fixed is a huge priority for us.”
Mr McGonigal says the NZTA is monitoring the road closely in the meantime to determine whether there is any further deterioration and whether further urgent action is required in the interim.
He is liaising directly with Tom Cloke of the Road Transport Association to ensure the concerns of truck operators are understood and addressed where possible.
The NZTA asks for truck operators or other motorists with any concerns about the condition of the highway to contact them directly on 06 965 6800.