Source: New Zealand Transport Agency
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising of upcoming major resurfacing works on State Highway 58, as part of a package of improvements to make the road safer.
The safety improvements are part of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme, which is investing $6.8 billion in road, public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure to get our cities moving, save lives and boost productivity in growth areas.
From Friday 16 April, resurfacing works will begin along a narrow section of State Highway 58 near Harris Road.
“We’ve been making a lot of safety improvements on State Highway 58 over the last couple of years, with more to come,” Regional Transport Systems Manager Mark Owen says.
“This resurfacing work will improve the quality of the road and ensure it can withstand high volumes of traffic, including heavy vehicles.”
The work is expected to take seven weeks to complete, with stop/go traffic management in place during the day, outside of peak travel times, and at weekends through the day and night.
Motorists are being advised to plan ahead, allow extra time and stick to the temporary speed restriction when driving through the work sites, during the following times:
- Friday 16 April, 7pm to Monday 19 April, 5.30am – 24/7 weekend stop/go
- Monday 19 April to Friday 30 April, including weekends – day (9.30am-3pm) and night (7pm-5.30am) stop/go
- Friday 30 April, 7pm to Monday 3 May, 5.30am – 24/7 weekend stop/go
- Monday 3 May 9.30am to Friday 14 May 3pm, including weekends – day (9.30am-3pm) and night (7pm-5.30am) stop/go
Most work will be done at night, with daytime stop/go used to keep traffic off the newly laid paving surface. The site will be open under a 30km/h temporary speed limit during peak hours (5.30am-9.30am and 3pm-7pm).
Access will be available for emergency services throughout the closure.
Due to the temporarily narrowed lanes, alternative provisions will be made for cyclists during peak times. A shuttle will be provided to take cyclists safely through the worksite during the morning and evening peaks and over weekends when there is no stop/go.
While the stop/go is operating, cyclists will be given priority and allowed to enter the lane ahead of the other traffic so that they can pass through the area first and safely.
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