from the NZ Herald

Part of the Peka Peka to Ōtaki expressway is being ripped up before the road has even opened because bottom asphalt layers have not met quality standards.

NZTA infrastructure delivery regional manager Jetesh Bhula told the Herald contractors were replacing about 7% of the bottom asphalt layers.

“This is being done for quality reasons as the sections laid did not meet the required quality specifications, and would not have achieved the design life required.”

Bhula said the remedial works were included in the current program, and the expressway was still expected to be open by the end of the year.

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