skip to main content skip to main menu
Scroll

News
~ Ngā pānui

news

Tar Seal melt during sizzling summer

With forecasts predicting a sizzling summer, drivers are being asked to exercise caution due to tar seal on roads melting and lifting.

The areas most affected are those sections of road which have been recently resealed. One of these areas is down Marine Parade from the Gaiety to Murrae street.

Wairoa District Council Engineering Manager, Jamie Cox, says “this is a pretty common issue in the industry.”

“New chip has been spread on these sections in anticipation of the summer season and the increased traffic and pedestrian volumes.”

Drivers are asked to take particular caution on these sections of road and pedestrians are advised to avoid walking through the runny tar as much as possible to avoid tracking it into shops.

“A contributing factor to this issue is drivers turning their steering while the car is still stationary. Because the tar is hot and runny, this lifts the chip and affects the pavement.”

“Council is spreading additional chip on the worst affected areas in an attempt to reduce the tar nuisance within the town, we hope that this will alleviate the problem over summer.”

“The tar seal will settle over time,” says Mr Cox.

For more information:

Kitea Tipuna

Communications Strategist

Wairoa District Council

06-838-7309

5 July 2016

Back to Media Releases

174 page views for the last 30 days

Share with a friend  

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Wairoa District Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Wairoa District Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Wairoa District Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the Wairoa District Council information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Wairoa District Council - www.wairoadc.govt.nz / +64 6 838 7309 / Fax: +64 6 838 8874