Airport upgrade project update: road users to caution cartage trucks from the quarry to Huihui

Project Manager Craig Smart

While the Niue Hanan International Airport upgrade is still in the works, project manager Craig Smart is reminding members of the public to be aware of some of the work they are undergoing. 

The quarry has recommenced their aggregate production, says Mr Smart. He is cautioning road users to be mindful of their heavy trucks that will be carting the aggregate from the quarry to the Downer compound at Huihui. 

“Road users should exercise caution and not pass the trucks when they are on the road – especially on Tapeu Hill.”

The Niue government has approved Downer’s request to bring a barge to the island carrying the asphalt plant and the runway paving equipment directly from New Zealand. 

The barge is expected to arrive on the 25th or 26th of May at the end of this month. Dates are tentative to change depending on weather conditions that may affect the voyage from New Zealand to Niue. 

Last month, the Downer New Zealand team re-established themselves in Niue and have been busy planning and preparing for the major resurfacing asphalt work that is due to happen later this year. 

Some of the local crew have been re-employed for Downer last year. Further positions for truck drivers and in the ashphalt laying crew are available from late June. Anyone interested in working on the project is encouraged to visit their office at Huihui. 

If there are any concerts or if you are wanting more information about the airport upgrade project, visit their office at Huihui opposite the cemetery or email at or phone number 888 5493. 

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