The uneven road surface on State Highway 88 between
Dunedin and Ravensbourne is to be assessed by the New Zealand
Transport Agency, which just spent $300,000 upgrading it.
Work to resurface the highway, from 100m east of the Parry St
roundabout to the Ravensdown fertiliser works, was completed
But some undulation in the road surface was to be examined by
NZTA staff and contractors.
NZTA senior network manager for Otago John Jarvis said the
project was subject to maintenance.
''If there are any problems, they'll get attended to,'' he
The edge of the new seal was slightly uneven, particularly on
the harbour side, but where it joined the old seal was quite
visible and should not catch motorists out, Mr Jarvis said.
''We're going to have a closer look at that, because the road
in general through there does undulate a little bit. There's
a bit of slumping with the footpath and the road.''
He said manhole covers made it difficult to achieve a
completely level surface, as did the nature of the road
Contractors dropped the level of the road where possible to
separate it from the footpath, and also applied reflective
paint along the road edge to make it more visible.
Mr Jarvis said despite undulations in the road, it was ''a
lot, lot better'' than before the resurfacing work.