Frequently Asked Questions
What work kept going during lockdown?
The team continued their planning work during the lockdown including working with utility provider Vector around the gas main that needs to be relocated, applying for the required permits for traffic management and working on the plan for the relocation of the gas main.
When will work resume?
A small number of staff will be on site performing set-up activities from this week.
Approximately how many people will be on site?
In order to minimise unnecessary contact and maximise physical distancing, we will be running small task-specific crews on site. As time passes and we move to lower COVID -19 alert levels, more of the team will be able to return to work on the project.
Has the lockdown led to any changes to the work plan? What will we notice that’s different?
Safety will continue to be the overarching priority on all Waka Kotahi work sites.
The SH16 project site will reflect all mandatory changes required under Alert Level 2 with rigorous rules for entering and leaving the workspace (contact tracing), personal hygiene, record keeping, physical distancing, waste disposal, and equipment use and cleaning. Only activities that can be carried out safely will be allowed.
All office staff and those not physically required to be on site will continue to work from home under the current Alert Level 2.