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Highway construction projects resume in Level 3.

Drivers are being asked to keep an eye on road crews as work resumes on highways in most parts of the country, including South Island, Taranaki and Manawati-Wanganui.

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Transport agency Waka Kotahi stopped all unnecessary work during Level 4, but work on state highways will begin today for areas that have moved to Level 3.

However, it will not return to normal, said Peter Brown, regional manager for South Island.

“We are working with contractors on 19 specific projects for each of our work sites. Each of these projects will meet the new health orders and strict industry standards provided by the Construction Health and Safety NZ.

“These standards and guidelines include pre-planned work, documenting staff health and safety documents, ensuring safe physical distance, cleaning all plants, tools and vehicles, and being able to trace people quickly and accurately. Includes. In contact with someone who contracts Kovid19. “

Brown said maintenance work would also resume, and said motorcyclists should keep an eye on the crew and be prepared for a slowdown.

“When driving from work, please be patient and respectful and take care of the road workers who are doing this important work to keep us all safe, and make sure that the freighters And don’t delay the necessary journey. “

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