Rock wall construction on SH25, south of Coromandel to get underway
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Posted April 17, 2020
Essential maintenance to ensure the safety and resilience of the Waikato’s state highways will continue this week.
Safely maintaining New Zealand’s state highways is considered vital at this time to help ensure the safe movement of essential goods like medical supplies to hospitals and food to supermarkets during New Zealand’s COVID-19 response.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Waikato System Manager Rob Campbell asks people to remember any contractors they might see out on our state highways are carrying out essential work to keep everyone safe.
“Be patient and respectful and look out for their safety and wellbeing. These people are stepping outside their bubbles to do vital work to keep us safe and we all owe them our thanks.”
Rock wall construction on SH25, south of Coromandel, in an area known locally as ‘The Narrows’, will get underway next week.
There are three separate slips in the area that have been getting steadily worse, and the construction of the rock wall is needed to stop the road from being undermined.
The road will be down to one lane for the duration of the project. People travelling between Thames and Coromandel should be prepared for 5 to 10 minute delays.
Critical routine maintenance will continue to happen on state highways across the region next week. This might include road surfacing repairs, drainage and vegetation works, line marking, rumble strips and signage installation or replacement.
When these works are being carried out, the traffic management can range from Stop/Go to shoulder closures. These are essential to the safe operation and resilience of the transport system.
Mr Campbell encourages people to stay safe and stay home, and only travel to access or provide essential services or supplies.
“Stay safe, stay home and save lives. If you are on the roads, take care, watch out for walkers and cyclists, drive to the conditions and obey the speed limits.”
Photo: NZTA - State Highway 25, south of Coromandel