Cambridge Road repairs - start week of 12 Sept
Road works will begin early next week on the main road between Cambridge and Te Awamutu.
Waipā District Council’s maintenance contractor, Higgins, will be undertaking repairs to Cambridge Road. This involves removing the existing road pavement, placement and compaction of new pavement material and finally a new seal. The works are expected to take two to three weeks to complete, depending on weather.
Repairs will be concentrated for around 2km in the westbound lane from Storey Rd, along the straight, to the bottom of the hill. The westbound lane will be completely closed while the works are undertaken. Stop/Go traffic management will be in place for the eastbound lane to enable traffic movement in both directions.
The repairs are expected to fix sinking and cracking of the road, an ongoing issue with peat roads in Waipā due to their nature to dry and shrink after dry summers and that creates an uneven road surface.
The poor road surface has seen the Cambridge Road speed limit reduced to 80 kmph for the last five months. Once the road has been repaired, the speed limit will return to 100 kmph.