Roadworks irking locals

Major State Highway 1 roadworks on Palmerston hill have been under way since November, causing ...
Major State Highway 1 roadworks on Palmerston hill have been under way since November, causing traffic delays. Photo: Bill Campbell
Delays in roadworks on  Palmerston’s main street — which is also State Highway 1 —  are leaving residents "puzzled", Waihemo Community Board chairwoman  Kathy Dennison says.

Resealing  Ronaldsay St started six months ago.

While the board is not responsible for the roadworks, Mrs Dennison told the Otago Daily Times members of the public had raised questions over  "slow progress".

NZ Transport Agency network manager Chris Harris said  the Palmerston Highway sealing project was a "complicated pavement reconstruction due to the underlying clay sub-grade".

It involved installing drains to remove highway water,

installing  crossings to properties, removing and replacing paving and road resurfacing and line-marking.

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