Project summary

What we're doing

Every summer we spend a few weeks resealing some of Hamilton’s roads. Resealing makes the road last longer and keeps it safe to drive on. The seal on your road is a waterproof top layer that prevents potholes and provides grip for vehicles so they don’t slide around.

Why we're doing it

We want to make sure our transportation infrastructure provides connectivity, increased safety, meets our current demands, supports growth and helps build a strong economy for Hamiltonians.

It costs a lot less to reseal roads before bigger problems show up. If we're resealing your road it means we’ve noted issues that will need to be addressed even if they don’t seem obvious

Planned dates

  • 9 – 13 January 2023

    Akoranga Rd
    Lovelock Pl
    Kitchener St
    Young St
    Casper St
    Radiata St
    River Rd
    Verel St
    Winter St
    Radnor St
    Galway Ave
    Clarence St
    Carrington Ave
    Edinburgh Rd
    Liston Cres
    Grange Ave
    English St
    Carlson Cres
    Nevada Rd
  • 16 – 20 January 2023

    Chedworth Ave
    Thomson Ave
    Coleridge Dr
    Dryden Rd
    Campbell St
    Lyon St
    Primrose St
    Smith Str
    Bell St
    Patricia Ave
    Churchill Ave
    Kay Rd
    Percival Rd
    Mahana Rd
    Abbotsford St
  • 23 – 27 January 2023

    Tuhikaramea Rd
    Clarking Rd
    Ingleton Tce (night works)
    River Rd (night works)
    Ward St (night works)
    Jellicoe Dr
    Brookfield St (night works)
    Galloway St (night works)
  • 30 January – 3 February 2023

    Te Rapa Rd
    Deanwell Ave
    Mitcham Ave
    Hinau St
    Maeroa Rd
    Seddon Rd
    Urlich Ave
    Odlin Cres

Why we reseal in summer

The resealing process needs warm, dry weather to get the best results. We monitor the city’s roads throughout the year, fixing urgent safety issues along the way, and identify which streets will be resealed the following summer

  • October to December: If there are any problems that need to be fixed before the reseal starts, we do these first so that we can spend less time in each street when we’re resealing.
  • January and February: We come back to do the reseal when the weather is warm and there tends to be a bit less activity on the roads.

What happens when we reseal your street?

It usually takes a day or two to reseal each road, depending on how long the street is. We will give you more details before work starts outside your property.

Sometimes we need to shuffle the schedule at the last minute so the dates may change. It will take one day to reseal your street, or possibly two days depending on how long the road is.

Your road will be closed for the resealing but resident and business access will be maintained. There may be short periods of time when access to your property is restricted. We will do our best to minimise any disruption. 

Please do not park on either side of the street while the resealing is underway. 

There shouldn’t be any disruption to bus routes or bus stops but please keep an eye out for any temporary bus stop signage and check out route changes at

We work around kerbside collections so there will be no change to your rubbish day.

When your road has been resealed we will sweep loose stones from the road and reapply the road markings. In some cases we will update the road markings to improve road safety.  

The road will become smoother over time and we will arrange follow up sweeps over the coming months. 

We know that road works of any kind can be disruptive. Please let us know if you have specific access needs or if you are concerned about being able to leave your property at a particular time.


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Last updated 19 December 2022