Hi-lab: NZTA’s billion-dollar roadbuilding method labelled a ‘looming disaster’ – Stuff.co.nz

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Faced with broken highways in Waikato and Wellington regions, the Transport Agency has staked a billion dollars on a roadbuilding method that is difficult to get right, hard to repair and that lacks a proven track record.
The method is being rolled out in Waikato at the same time as the liability on the taxpayer when roads go wrong has increased.
“A disaster is looming,” one industry insider who RNZ agreed …

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