The NZ Transport Agency advises that foam bitumen stabilisation work will commence on State Highway 1 in the Motuoapa area next week.
Stop/go traffic management with a temporary speed limit of 30kph will be in place from Monday 23 November. The work is expected to take one week. NZTA advises that minor delays can be expected between the hours of 7am and 7pm.
Outside work hours, both lanes will remain open, with a reduced speed limit in place due to the uneven surface.
Foam bitumen stabilisation involves mixing bitumen into the existing road structure to improve the strength of the road. This technique increases the longevity and waterproofing abilities of the road surface in a quick and easy manner, decreasing disruption to road users.