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News | 15 January 2021

Road maintenance work to start in Tawa

Residents, commuters and businesses in Tawa can expect some disruption on the roads over the next month as crews will be busy with Wellington City Council’s annual road maintenance programme in the area.

Map showing road maintenance stages for Tawa works

From Wednesday 20 January until Friday 12 February (weather dependent), contractors will start resurfacing large sections of Tawa Main Road, extending from near the Tawa highway offramp through to the Porirua/Tawa boundary.

The Council is responsible for providing and maintaining roading assets and facilities for the benefit of the public in Wellington. Main Road Tawa is a key route in the network, and this work represents a significant investment in the area.

  • Traffic management will be in place including stop/go traffic, detours in some locations and reduced speed limits.
  • Work hours will depend on the location, with some work being carried out at night and other areas during the day.
  • Traffic management has been designed with input from the community, businesses, residents and bus operators.
  • The work has been divided into six sections – three sections to be carried out during the day and three under night shift.
  • Timing and traffic management has been designed to minimise the impact of this work.

Please follow the directions of crews on site and allow extra time for your journey, and check www.metlink.org.nz for any bus route diversions.

Work Plan (refer to map)

Section 1 – Green

  • Linden Ave to 313 Main Rd
  • Scheduled start date – 20 Jan
  • Estimated duration of work – 2 days
  • Hours of work – 9am to 9pm 

Section 2 – Blue

  • McLellan St to 286 Main Rd
  • Scheduled start date – 22 Jan
  • Estimated duration of work – 2 days
  • Hours of work – 9am to 9pm 

Section 3 – Magenta

  • Lyndhurst Rd /Cambridge St roundabout to The Drive
  • Scheduled start date – 26 Jan
  • Estimated duration of work – 4 days
  • Hours of work – 9am to 9pm 

Section 4 – Orange

  • Surrey St to Cambridge St
  • Scheduled start date – 31 Jan
  • Estimated duration of work – 4 NIGHTS
  • Hours of work 7pm to 6am – NIGHT SHIFT 

Section 5 – Red

  • Takapu Rd – Countdown roundabout to Willowbank Rd
  • Scheduled start date – 09 Feb
  • Estimated duration of work – 2 nights
  • Hours of work 7pm to 6am – NIGHT SHIFT 

Section 6 – Purple

  • From Sunrise Blvd to Arohata Prison
  • Scheduled start date – 11 Feb
  • Estimated duration of work – 1 night
  • Hours of work 7pm to 6am – NIGHT SHIFT