Mayor welcomes facelift for busy stretch of Taranaki road

13 April 2018

A major resurfacing of a key road in Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth, is great news for road users and businesses, says Mayor Neil Holdom.

The NZ Transport Agency this weekend begins working on Devon Road between Vickers and Smart roads to remove the existing road surface and lay a new asphalt surface, with the majority of road works taking place between 6pm and 6am.

“Northgate is one of the keys to our economic viability and it’s vital that we have this road up to the standard necessary to withstand the heavy traffic it gets every day. Fixing up this section of road is something we’ve raised with NZTA as of real concern to our people and we are pleased they are now taking action,” says Holdom.

Mayor Holdom asks drivers to slow down and take care during the works period.

NZTA’s road works start this Sunday (15 April) and will take about a month to finish.