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Tennent Drive reseal

Thursday November 19 2020

We’re resealing a large section of Tennent Drive near Massey University and Old West Road. This means a large portion of Tennent Drive will be closed on both sides this week: 16 to 21 November.

Work extended to Saturday

Tennent Drive will remain closed this Saturday, 21 November, as we finish our big reseal job.

Wednesday's rain meant we had to postpone the work for the day.

The detour will continue to be around Old West and Summerhill Drive.

The forecast looks like rain on Saturday afternoon too - if that’s the case we will operate a stop go on Monday rather than closing the full road again. But we’d prefer to do as much on Saturday as we can.

Thank you all for your patience this week, we really appreciate it.

Road closure times

  • Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 7pm
  • Saturday: 6.30am to 6.30pm
Photo shows roadworks on Tennent Drive.

When the road is closed...

Everyone will be detoured up Summerhill Drive and Old West Road.

If you need to access Massey University and the Food HQ Campus you need to enter through the back of Massey University on Old West Road, you will then be assisted over the cordoned area by traffic management.

Buses and Emergency Services will be let through the cordoned area.

Summerhill Drive will have a reduced speed limit during these times so we’re asking everyone to please be patient, plan your journey ahead of time, and on rainy days build in extra time for travel.

We’re also asking that people travelling from Aokautere to the city please slow down near the Old West Road turnoff, and be kind and let people access the detour with ease.

We’re hoping to have the work completed on Friday, but if we have very bad weather we might need a couple extra days.

This work needs to happen at daytime for the right temperatures for the seal. We’ve intentionally chosen it at a time Massey University isn’t as busy. We’re also starting work later to allow the morning peak to pass. However, you may see signs and people nearby earlier.

Road resealing plays two vital roles - it 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 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.

We know seeing road cones and closures around the city can be frustrating, but they’re 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.