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Summer road works resume

The short pause in road works over the holiday period has ended and contractors are back on the roading network across Northland again.

NZ Transport Agency work crews are resuming the busy summer construction and maintenance programme after a break during the Christmas and New Year holidays to reduce potential delays for people wanting to travel to holiday hot spots.

That means motorists will encounter speed restrictions, detours and some delays.

'Summer is a really busy time for us when we try to make the most of the warm, dry weather to reseal and maintain roads across the region,' says Mieszko Iwaskow, the Transport Agency’s Acting Northland Highway Manager.

'We are working hard to inform motorists of their options. This will help them to get into habit of allowing extra time for their journeys and planning ahead to know where the works are that might affect them.'

People can find out information about road works and detours by checking out www.nzta.govt.nz/summerjourneys(external link)  by calling 0800 444 449 or following the Transport Agency on Facebook, nztaakl or Twitter @nztaakl.

Works across Northland include

  • SH12 Maropiu 3
  • SH12 Parore West Road
  • SH14 Charles Walton
  • SH14 Tangihua
  • SH1 Pakaraka & Ohaewai
  • Hikurangi Bypass
  • SH16 Pipitiwai Safety Improvements

'We ask motorists to take extra care and slow down through road works and respect the reduced speed limits because we want everyone including work crews to stay safe this summer,' says Mr Iwaskow.

To understand the effect that speeding through road works has on everyone who uses the highway network check out this video.  www.nzta.govt.nz/summerjourneys-be-safe(external link)

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