Auckland Transport (AT) continues to ensure that Auckland’s roads remain safe, as we continue under COVID-19 lockdown.
Although all routine work - such as footpath renewals, road re-surfacing and new road building - are now on hold, AT will continue to operate essential services.
The following activities have been classed as essential services and will continue during the time that we remain at Alert Level 4:
Auckland Transport’s portfolio delivery director for maintenance and renewals, Alan Wallace, says that AT will continue to perform the work necessary to ensure the safety and operation of the network – although work at this time has been scaled back.
“We will continue to clear leaves from any critical roadside catchpit grates to minimise the risk of property flooding,” Mr Wallace says.
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the vital road maintenance will ensure that Aucklanders are able to safely travel to essential work, or to access essential services.
“It’s important that people who have a vital need to get around the city are able to do so safely and without unnecessary delay,” he says.
“However, I remind Aucklanders that they should stay at home unless they are travelling for essential reasons – so that we can break the chain of COVID-19 transmission.”
The list of essential services to be delivered will be reviewed regularly - following government guidelines.