Rarotonga Road Improvement - Matavera

21 February 2019

Infrastructure Cook Islands is undertaking its ongoing asset management and improvement programme to the main road, Ara Tapu. Minor works have been completed in the vicinity of the Golf Club and Black Rock in Nikao and the Game Fishing Club in Tupapa.

Work has commenced on the eastern section of Ara Tapu at Matavera. The contractor for the works is Triad Construction and the scope includes widening, reconstruction and re-shaping of the pavement, provision of road side drainage channels and a two coat chip seal surface.

As stated above, this work is part of an ongoing programme of works prepared by ICI to not only tackle the current structural deficiencies of the road, improve ride quality and increase safe travel, but also to prepare the road for the application of an asphalt (hotmix) surfacing in the future. 

During this work, disruptions to the public’s access to the main road and travel can be expected. Temporary speed restrictions and lane closures will be put in place by Triad, the contractor as part of required site safety and traffic management during the works. Road closures and detours will be advised as required. ICI will work with Triad to limit the impact to the public as far as practicable and appreciate the public’s understanding as these works are completed.

ICI looks forward to the successful implementation of this Project.