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Downer takes over contract

1 Dec 2017

Downer takes over contract

There’s been a change in the guard of roading maintenance contractors, with Downer purchasing the northern roading network outcomes contract from Services South East (SSE).

David Wilson, Council’s director community lifelines, says the larger company will offer economies of scale that will help across the network. Downer already holds the contract for the significantly bigger western area.

“Our capital works programme is about to start, and includes significant work on Awapuni Road as well as the resealing of Gladstone Road – from Derby Street to Roebuck Road.”

The sale of the northern contract will ensure a level of continuity with roading improvements and maintenance works across the region.

SSE has held the northern contract since 2016.

“Downer will be prioritising core maintenance activities,” says David.

The northern contract covers from Makorori up to Potikura, while the western one includes the city, south to the Whareratas and up to Matawai and Motu.

The schedule of the region’s planned roadworks will be updated shortly and can be found on our road info webpage.

For more information regarding the surface repairs to Awapuni Road. 

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