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South Canterbury’s summer highway road work affects Timaru this week


Timaru drivers and freight operators are warned about two separate pieces of road resurfacing happening on 2 and 3 March, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Both pieces of work are weather-dependent so if it is wet, they may take place a night or two later.

“The resurfacing works involve a waterproofing chip seal over the existing asphaltic concrete surfacing to provide a short-term extension of the surfacing treatments. It is expected that the asphaltic concrete surfacing in these areas will be completely renewed within the next two to three years,” said John Keenan, NZ Transport Agency Maintenance Contract Manager for South Canterbury.

Craigie Ave Wednesday night

On Wednesday night, 2 March, from 6 pm through to 9 pm, part of Craigie Avenue will be resurfaced. The traffic lights at King St will be turned off with manual Stop/Go controlling traffic. Drivers should expect minor delays and take care near crews and traffic managers.

Evans St, Thursday night

On Thursday night, 3 March, resurfacing on SH1 Evans Street between Beverley Road and Sefton St East (SH78) will take up to four hours from 6 to 10 pm. Traffic lights at Wai-iti Road and Sefton St will be turned off and manual traffic management, Stop/Go, will be in place. Drivers should expect short delays and need to be exercise caution near work crewsand people working on the roadway.