The Kaipara District Council's roads network provides accessibility to the residents and visitors within a safe and clean environment.
The services cover the provision and maintenance of the physical components; roads, footpaths, bridges and other structures (e.g. street furniture), lighting, drainage, traffic services and safety (e.g. signage), as well as the planning and management to ensure the network is safe and able to cope with future needs.
Council's Roads and Footpaths Asset consists of 1,570km of formed roads (446km sealed and 1,124km unsealed), 353 bridges, 88km of footpaths and walkways, 1,136 streetlights, 6,687 traffic signs, and 13,612 culverts. Included in the Asset Management are:
The maintenance and construction of roads, pedestrian paths and accessways.
The maintenance of the road reserve including mowing, sweeping, cleaning and weedspraying.
The maintenance of traffic services including lighting, signs, roadmarking, road name plates and furniture.
The resealing of the network, rehabilitation and renewal construction, as well as minor safety projects.
The development of the transportation and traffic networks.
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NZTA Press Releases
25 November 2015
Here comes summer and a busy roadworks season!
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is asking people to start planning their summer journeys and allowing extra travel time, as road works season gets underway across Auckland and Northland.
Transport Agency construction crews will be making the most of the warmer, drier weather over summer to make highways safer and carry out important maintenance.
Drivers are likely to encounter speed restrictions at roadwork sites over the next few months, and should get in the habit of allowing extra time for their journeys.
To help people know where and when our summer works will be happening in Northland and the rest of the country we encourage people to visit our Summer Journey’s website www.nzta.govt.nz/summerjourneys .
“Summer is the best time to reseal and maintain roads, as the warm temperatures and dry air helps the new seal to stick to the existing road surface” explains Brett Gliddon, the Transport Agency’s Highway Manager for Auckland and Northland.
“Summer works get the most effective results, that are more durable and ultimately better value, to make sure our highways are safer and well maintained for everyone.”
“We understand dust, noise, speed restrictions and detours from roadworks can really frustrate motorists, which is why we’re giving people as much information as soon as we can, so they can plan ahead and avoid delays,” he says.
Mr Gliddon says the Agency will work hard to reduce delays by carrying out some works overnight and limiting work during public holidays. “But we also need drivers to be patient and observe speed restrictions through roadwork sites.”
“Resealing and reconstruction work involves heavy machinery, loose material and a lot of workers, which is why people need to slow down to protect road workers and motorists, as well as prevent damage to the work” he says.
“We especially ask motorists to consider others and obey the speed restrictions where sealing work is underway or just completed. This not only helps to settle in the new surface but will prevent stone chips from flying up onto windscreens.”
People can find out information about road works and detours by checking out www.nzta.govt.nz/summerjourneys by calling 0800 444 449 or following the Transport Agency on Facebook, nztaakl or Twitter @nztaakl.
09 June 2015
State Highway 12 Waipoua Forest
Slip Repairs to commence this week
The NZTA has advised that repair work will start this week on a section of State Highway 12 through the Waipoua Forest which has slipped into the river below. To read the full NZ Transport Agency press release click here.
15 June 2015
State Highway 14 Repair Works
The NZTA has asked motorists travelling on State Highway 14 between Whangarei and Dargaville to take care as they carry out a number of repairs over the next three weeks. To read the full NZTA press release click here.
For the latest information on what is happening on the State Highways: telephone 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or visit the website: www.highwayinfo.govt.nz
16 July 2015
Loose loads are dangerous
he NZTA urges motorists to "tie it down".
To read the full press release click here
Summertime roading issues
Summer is here and so is the warm, dry weather. Great news for holidaygoers and tourism in the Kaipara. Unfortunately this means grading of unsealed roads must be greatly reduced and if it gets really dry, it will come to a halt.
At this time of year there is not enough moisture in the road surface to bind the metal back together after the grader has loosened it. This means any attempt to grade will result in heavy corrugations and the loss of valuable aggregate to the sides of the road.
So, grading in the dry only does more harm than good. Therefore, we will delay grading until the wetter months of the year or when there is significant rainfall. We will continue with unsealed pothole patching which is carried out all year round.
Please bear with us. We have spent considerable time and effort in getting the network into the best possible condition leading into this period. Some discretion now needs to be applied. Corrugations will appear in some circumstances; however, this is the reality of unsealed roads.