Mayor Ray Wallace has welcomed new road maintenance work being carried out on the Wainuiomata Hill.
“The scheduled maintenance work will keep Wainuiomata residents safe on the road through re-surfacing and installation of sub soil drainage. New high friction surfacing will also be part of the work.
”High friction surfacing has played an important part in reducing road accidents on the hill by 80 per cent,” the Mayor said.
Work started this week and will cover three sections of road on either side of the hill road. The contractors, Transfield Services Ltd, are expected to complete the work by the end of March, depending on the weather.
Mayor Wallace said special attention is being given to ensuring smooth traffic flow and work will be suspended during peak traffic times.
“We want to ensure the hill road continues to be safe and kept in good repair while minimising traffic disruption,” he said.