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Maintenance works

Most of the investment in the Tairāwhiti roading package is for maintenance activities on the region's local road network.

The aim of the projects - to unlock our region's economic potential by creating a stronger and safer transport network. The work includes surface upgrades and stronger bridges. 

Freight route upgrades

Maintenance includes road surface upgrades, drainage work and replacing culverts on our region's 5 main freight routes:

Tauwhareparae, Arakihi, Hokoroa, Mata roads 
Gisborne city and the Poverty Bay Flats 
Waingake Road 
Wharekopae, Tiniroto roads 
Whatatutu and Kanakanaia roads

This interactive map(external link) shows site locations and the type of work.

Project status - in progress

Project budget - $21.4m 
Construction period - May 2020 to December 2021
Professional services - Civil Project Solutions  


Bridge strengthening 

Work is underway to analyse up to 15 rural bridges for strengthening to withstand increasing heavy vehicle weights.

Confirmed bridges for repair in 2020 are as follows:

Mokoko Bridge | Mokonui Bridge | Hangaroa Bridge | Barrons Bridge | Otara Bridge | Mitchells Bridge

Project status - in progress

Project budget - $6.4m  
Construction period - January to December 2020 
Professional services - Civil Project Solutions, WSP 


Aerodrome Road upgrade

Full surface upgrade, widening and drainage works on Aerodrome Road to meet expected industrial growth in the area.

Project status - in progress

Project budget - $3.2m 
Construction period - March - December 2020
Contractor/Professional services - Fulton Hogan, Earthworks Solutions/Civil Project Solutions 


Rakaiatane Road upgrade

This project involves a complete surface upgrade of Rakaiatane Road, Gisborne's only access to Eastland Port. The road surface was upgraded in July 2019. The development of Kopuawhakapata Stream is remaining part of the project. 

Project status - in progress

Project budget - $4.5m
Construction period - May 2019 - December 2020
Contractor/Professional services - Downer NZ / WSP


Network resilience

This project improved the standard of the network in areas affected by recurring weather events and increased vehicle movement. Work included road upgrades, culvert renewals, drainage works, heavy metalling and bridge repairs.

This project also included Gisborne city's CBD upgrade in 2019.

Project status - completed

Project budget - $10m 
Construction period - May 2019 - July 2020 
Professional services - Downer NZ