Nearly there – pre-Christmas roadworks in Wairarapa


The NZ Transport Agency is reminding Wairarapa motorists to leave home earlier over the next couple of weeks as crews work to get roadworks out of the way before Christmas.

Regional performance manager Mark Owen says the Transport Agency was aiming to get all major roadworks in Wairarapa completed before the Christmas break.

“We know there’s a lot of work happening, but the good news is that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. We’re on track to get it mostly finished to make it clear sailing for the rest of summer.”

He says motorists should leave extra time up their sleeve, as journeys will take longer.

“We know roadworks are a pain, and we’re very grateful to the public for being so patient and courteous while we get this important work done.

“Roadworks are a bit like re-soling your shoes while you’re still running. We’re working hard to keep traffic flowing, but some delays are inevitable.

“Once the work is done, locals will notice a real improvement at the sites we’ve worked on – they’ll be better to drive on and safer.”

Work next week will be carried out at Carterton, Wilton’s Road, Clareville, and the Rimutaka Hill Road. Traffic management will be in place, and motorists are urged to keep to the posted speed limits to keep road users and road workers safe.