Surfacing works for final phase of New Plymouth’s Vickers to City upgrade


As the Vickers to City upgrade project moves into its final phase, New Plymouth motorists will notice road crews undertaking surfacing work at night from Wednesday 15 June.

Crews will start working on the road at around 7.00pm after the evening peak traffic has lessened. From Monday 20 June, crews will switch to working during the day, outside of both the morning and evening peak hours.

'We have appreciated the patience of New Plymouth motorists over the course of the Vickers to City upgrade and we ask for their continued support and patience over the next two weeks. We are now moving into the final phase, which sees the older sections of road being repaired and resurfaced. This will eliminate the difference between the old and new sections of the road, and make the journey much smoother,' Ross I’Anson, Acting Highways Manager, NZ Transport Agency says.

'To keep both the road crew and motorists safe, while crews are working, there will be a temporary speed limit of 30 km/h,' Mr I’Anson says.

If motorists or residents have any concerns about the road works, they can call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS/ 0800 44 44 49.