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Resealing work for Mount Messenger planned to start next week

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The NZ Transport Agency is advising that road works are planned for the New Plymouth side of State Highway 3 leading to Mount Messenger on Monday 12 December and Tuesday 13 December.

“Our contractors will be resealing the road, and this work is dependent on dry conditions. So if it’s raining, the work will take place on the next fine day,” Ross I’Anson, Highway Manager, NZ Transport Agency says.

To enable contractors to work safely, there will be stop/go temporary traffic management from 7am to 6pm and a temporary speed limit of 30km/h through the work site.

“We know that State Highway 3 is an important route in and out of New Plymouth. At times during the work, there may be some delays and we appreciate people’s patience while we undertake this necessary maintenance work,” Mr I’Anson says.

“We advise people to plan ahead, and factor a short delay into their journey time. Electronic signs in the lead-up to the work sites will provide information to road users, and people can also keep up to date by calling 0800 44 44 49 (0800 4 highways), visiting our traffic, facebook(external link) or twitter(external link) pages.”

“Resealing the road is part of our standard maintenance work this time of the year. The warmer months between November and March are the best time of year for maintenance and repairs. This is because when the weather is warmer and the air is drier, the seal sticks more effectively to the road surface.  Regularly resealing roads makes them safer to drive on,” Mr I’Anson says.