Repairs to Taumatatotara West Road underway
10 Nov 2023, 11:50 AM
Works to repair the damage to Taumatatotara West Road near Te Anga are underway.
The contract was awarded to construction company Nicholls & Uttinger Civil, who started the project late October.
Repairs include road reinstatement and upgrades to the drainage system. The site will also have monitoring points to monitor any movement during construction and in the future.
General Manager Infrastructure Service, Shyamal Ram says the repairs are in response to the damage caused as a result of Cyclone Dovi in February 2022.
“Because of the large scale of the slip and subsequent damage, works were delayed with additional testing required to confirm the design. This was necessary to ensure a long-term solution.”
Since the 2022 cyclone event, the road has been fully closed to the public, with an alternative access provided for residents via Coutts Road.
“The road closure will still be in place during construction, and following the completion of the project, we will open the road to allow access once again,” says Shyamal.
“We appreciate the cooperation of those who have been affected by this prolonged road closure and thank them for their patience and understanding.”
The project is due to be completed in early 2024.