Roadworks and mitigation measures
The Saddle Road upgrade project is continuing this year as we complete the road works at the summit and various major repairs along the road. Work will also continue on the extensive maintenance work on the Pahīatua Track.
We are still going to install speed cushions in Ashhurst on the streets that run between Cambridge and Salisbury Streets. Unfortunately we were unable to source these in New Zealand, so we have ordered them from overseas and they should arrive in the next three weeks.
We are close to finalising the realignments near Woodville and are hoping to start work in March. There will be some delays as we progress the two corner realignments, but once completed they will make the journey safer and more efficient.
We are continuing work on preliminary designs for a temporary bypass in Ashhurst as well as property negotiations to make this happen. We will keep you updated on progress.
In the meantime, we will continue to provide information on roadworks on the alternative routes, the Saddle Road and the Pahīatua Track, on our regional Facebook page www.facebook.com/nztacni/