Roading upgrades to Awahuri-Feilding Road

(Posted on: September 22)

To all traffic heading along Awahuri-Feilding Road, please note that this Wednesday 27 September there will be a detour in place around the worksite via Kawakawa Road to allow our busy contractors to do some surface work. If the weather doesn't cooperate with us, this will be delayed until Thursday 28 September.

Contractors have now begun their Road Safety Improvements to the section of road between Mangaone West Bridge to Lees Road in Feilding.

This work will involve installing new heavy stormwater piped drainage to alleviate flooding, upgrading vehicle entranceways for safer ingress, new roadside drains, earthworks to widen shoulders, construction of a right turn bay into Lees Road, a rehabilitation metal overlay and seal widening to 10m (from 7m) to meet arterial standards.

Noting current weather patterns, the contract has best intentions to be completed in two stages:

Heavy drainage in mid-August to September and earthworks/pavement in November to December this year.

Being a regular commuter route, travelling public are advised to use Kawakawa Road as a bypass to avoid any delays.

If you have any queries or concerns please contact Brent Holmes, Roading Operations Team Leader on 06 323 0000.