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Summer road work season has begun

15 November 2018

Central Otago, Queenstown Lakes Districts summer road work season has begun

Summer road works have begun on Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes District highways which will help ensure well-maintained road surfaces and safe journeys for road users all year round.

Summer is the optimum time for this work to occur as it is warmer, allowing bitumen to stick more effectively to the road surface and for crews to have more daylight hours and visibility for greater safety.

Summer is also the time for holidays and events, and road works at these times can create some frustrations for road users, says NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager, Lower South Island, Peter Brown.

“To help people better plan their journeys, the Transport Agency provides as much timely information as possible via our website, social media, and Electronic Messaging signs on the highways.

“As well as keeping yourself informed, it is always a good idea to build in extra time when travelling.”

Places you can expect to see road works over this summer in Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Districts

Frankton Road (SH6A between Frankton and Queenstown): aiming to be completed by mid-December. Work will take place at night and delays of up to 10 minutes should be expected throughout.

Many reseal sites: There will be a number of reseal sites throughout the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago Districts. The reseal sites will vary in length and most of them will not have a significant impact on people’s journeys. Information on the locations and timing of sites that will cause delays will be made available via the Transport Agency’s traffic information website.


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