Awapuni Road is one of the busiest in Gisborne. It is a state highway running through an urban residential area. The section between Stanley Road and Grey Street has been allocated funding for an upgrade, as testing shows the condition here is worse than other parts of Awapuni Road and has greater deterioration.
$2.5m has been allocated from the 2018–21 National Land Transport Programme to fully fund this project.
The asphalting work will be managed in three sections between Grey Street and Stanley Road. Each section will take five or six days to complete (weather dependent) between the hours of 7am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday. If good progress is made, these dates may be brought forward. A letter drop will inform you of any date changes prior to the crew working outside your property.
Indicative timings (weather dependent)
|Section||Part of Awapuni Road||Estimated start||Estimated end|
||Grey Street to Roberts Road intersection.
||Roberts Road intersection to Beacon Street intersection.
||Beacon Street intersection to Stanley Road intersection.
Starting at Grey Street, one lane of the road will be milled (dug out) in sections of approximately 300m each day (excluding Sundays). Asphalt will be laid the same day. The next day this process will be repeated on the opposite side of the road, and then the machinery will move forward to complete the next 300m.
This project is being delivered by Tairāwhiti Roads on behalf of the NZ Transport Agency.