Road sealing has begun on Takatu Road in Rodney under the Auckland Transport Regional Seal Extension 2015-2018 Programme.
Stage one of the sealing works on Takatu Road will begin from the existing seal at the western end of the road and continue for 1.1km to the east. This stage of work will begin shortly and is expected to be complete in May.
"Aside from sealing the road itself, improvements to Takatu Road will include associated drainage works, the building of retaining structures, safety barriers, road markings and road signage," says Greg Edmonds, Chief Infrastructure Officer, Auckland Transport.
“Takatu Road is the second of six high-priority roads covered in our 2015-2018 programme."
Stages two and three will be done concurrently and encompass the remaining 3km of currently unsealed road. This phase of work will begin in October 2016 and is expected to be complete by next March.
“Takatu Road runs through an extraordinary stretch of the Tawharanui Peninsula and attracts visitors from all over New Zealand and the world," says Rodney councillor Penny Webster. "These improvements will make it a safer and more appropriate link to Auckland’s road network."
Rodney Local Board Chair, Brenda Steele, acknowledges the efforts being made by the council in improving major roads in Rodney that the local community use and that attract international visitors.
“The sealing of Takatu Road is an important step towards our roading network, and is just the first of several road sealing projects starting in 2016.”
More road sealing to follow
The Regional Seal Extension 2015-2018 Programme is a $10 million programme funded through the Regional Land Transport Plan which began with road sealing works on Matakana Valley Road in 2015.
Other roads prioritised by the programme are Monowai Road, Silver Hill Road West and Silver Hill Road East.