10 Jan 2024

Gisborne Mayor on roadworks in cyclone hit regions

From Morning Report, 8:19 am on 10 January 2024

As you heard there, the New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi has a 500-million dollar road maintenance programme underway this summer.

The agency's senior manager for maintenance and operations, Wayne Oldfield, says it is about 20 percent bigger than previous years - and will focus on chip-sealing, asphalt works, and replacing layers of the road.

Oldfield says drivers should prepare for more delays due to roadworks.

Gisborne mayor Rehette Stoltz, a region left heavily damaged by Cyclone Gabrielle, spoke with Charlotte Cook.