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Essential highway repairs start

contractors will be undertaking essential maintenance activities across the Tairawhiti region over the coming weeks, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has advised.

Regional transport systems manager Oliver Postings says these essential works allow Waka Kotahi's contractors to ensure the roads remain safe for all road users.

“Safely maintaining New Zealand's state highway network is considered vital at this time in order to ensure that critical functions to limit the spread of Covid-19 can continue.”

The maintenance work includes finishing line markings, filling potholes and inspecting the roads to identify areas that may need repairs.

This work will be undertaken at locations on State Highway 2 and State Highway 35 over the next few weeks.

Work will also be under way to clear metal from under Fairlies Bridge on State Highway 35.

This week, weather permitting, contractors will be working to replace a culvert on State Highway 2 near the Waihirere Straight.