New seal lasts between 10 and 20 years depending on the type of seal and how heavily used the road is.
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
9 – 13 January 2023Akoranga Rd
16 – 20 January 2023Chedworth Ave
23 – 27 January 2023Tuhikaramea Rd
Ingleton Tce (night works)
River Rd (night works)
Ward St (night works)
Brookfield St (night works)
Galloway St (night works)
30 January – 3 February 2023Te Rapa Rd
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.
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 busit.co.nz
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.
Last updated 19 December 2022