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Summer road resealing programme confirmed

Wednesday October 27 2021

Traffic management, including stop/go signals, road closures, and lane closures will be needed for some of the work.

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Close to 30 roads around the city are being resealed in the coming months as part of our ongoing maintenance programme to keep our residents safe on our roads, and our roading network in good shape.

Each year we reseal a number of roads throughout our city. This year is our second year we’ve released our full work programme in advance to enable residents and visitors plenty of advanced notice about upcoming work.

Acting Transport and Infrastructure Manager Sandra King says road resealing plays two vital roles.

“Resealing waterproofs the road and protects the structure underneath, limiting potholes and therefore reducing road failures. It also ensures the road is smoother to travel on. As a result, not only are the roads safer, but by protecting the road from water getting into the pavement, we ensure the road is more durable and does not require more expensive repairs in the future.”

Roads being resealed this year include portions of Gillespies Line, Te Awe Awe Street, Pacific Drive, Kelvin Grove Road East, Cook Street and Fairs Rd. A full list can be seen at pncc.govt.nz/roadsealing

Traffic management, including stop/go signals, road closures, and lane closures will be needed for some of the work. Most of the sealing work will happen on weekdays to ensure we avoid excessive noise in residential areas at night. Sealing work requires the higher daytime temperatures to cure the reseal treatment. Where possible, we are trying to limit work around peak traffic periods.

Mrs King is thanking residents for their patience.

“We know when people see road cones around the city it can be frustrating, but cones are also a sign that we’re keeping you safe, creating or maintaining the services you need, and keeping up with our city’s growth.”

The roads being resealed are determined predominantly by an assessment of damage, age of the road, daily user numbers and the weight and types of vehicles using the road. While we have released the programme, there may be an occasion where priorities change due to new conditions and assessment information. We know residents are keen to see Vogel Street and Botanical Road resealed and we are currently carrying out some investigative work on those streets to ensure any future work is concurrent with water upgrades or other roading work.

Residents and businesses along affected streets will receive a letter ahead of the work from our contractor, Fulton Hogan. For major streets, regular updates will be provided on our Council Facebook page and via media.

Road resealing is just one part of how we keep our residents safe on our roads, through planned maintenance. We also run an as-needed rolling programme to repair smaller potholes. If residents ever have a concern about a road we’d encourage them to take a photo and use the Snap Send Solve app, or get in touch with us via our call centre or social media.