SH2 Chipsealing in central Greytown

POSTPONED DUE TO FORECAST RAIN, NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

We would like to advise you of road resurfacing works scheduled for State Highway 2 in central Greytown, covering about 700 metres from Wood Street to Humphries Street. Chipsealing is scheduled for Tuesday night 20 November, weather permitting.  This will be followed by two days with a 30km/h temporary speed restriction to settle the seal and for road-sweeping.

What is happening and when?

  • Chipsealing
  • Tuesday 20 November, 6.30pm-5.30am
  • Settling period
  • Wednesday 21 November, Thursday 22 November
  • 30km/h temporary speed restriction  

Please note: Roadworks may be postponed due to rain or other factors. To check, visit:  https://journeys.nzta.govt.nz/wellington/road-works

How will this work affect neighbours?

While we always aim to do our work with as little disruption as possible, we know roadworks can be inconvenient due to machinery noise. The crew understand they are working near people’s homes and will keep noise to a minimum as much as possible.

Stop/go traffic control will manage the flow of vehicles along the highway during the works.

There will be times when works are taking place across driveways and the intersections with side streets, restricting your access for a short period.  Our traffic controllers will assist people to access their driveways.

No parking will be available on the roadside during the work. Please ensure your car is off the road. We always attempt to find the owners but if we have no choice but to tow a vehicle, it will be to a safe spot outside the work site or to the nearest side street.

Thank you from Capital Journeys

Thank you for your patience while we work in your community. Capital Journeys, the joint venture of WSP Opus Consultants and Fulton Hogan that maintains the region’s state highways, is undertaking the work on behalf of the Transport Agency. Any queries, please contact Aaron MacArthur, Chipsealing Manager, phone 027 243 4001, email aaron.macarthur@fultonhogan.com,

Regards

Martin Gribble

NZTA Maintenance Contract Manager

Some tips for driving on freshly laid chipseal

It can be unnerving to travel over freshly laid chipseal and hear loose chips rattling under the car. However, the instinct to drive either too slow or too fast will not do your vehicle, other people’s vehicles, or the road any good. Driving smoothly at the temporary speed limit without sudden braking will provide the safest conditions for your car and our workers.

Diagram showing how best to drive on new chipseal - drive at 30km/hour

For an animation of how to drive on new chipseal, please visit

https://journeys.nzta.govt.nz/wellington/road-works