As the floodwaters started to recede after the significant weather events that battered the Wairoa District in March and April, the scale of the damage – and the clean-up and repair work required – was already glaringly obvious.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is recognising local farmers for their quick work to re-instate fences alongside State Highway 35 following the significant weather events in the regions during March and April, to avoid risks from wandering stock.
Drivers travelling on State Highway 2 between Waipawa and Hastings can now see the full scale of the College Road – Silverstream Realignment at Roto-a-Tara, Pukehou, with traffic switched from the existing eastern lane to the newly constructed western lane earlier this month.
The bridge over the Omanawa River on State Highway 29, just south of Tauriko, is currently reduced to a 30kmh speed limit for strengthening work, but unfortunately, some road users have not been complying with the temporary speed limit.
Road contractors across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty state highway network are completing the last renewal sites of the 2021/22 season, which has seen a significant programme of work delivered under testing circumstances.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises people to plan ahead for upcoming disruptions to travel on State Highway 3 over Mt Messenger from 16 May 2022 through to mid-June 2022, as enabling works for the Te Ara o Te Ata: Mt Messenger Bypass project get underway.