Large scale works for Oparure and Fullerton Roads

17 May 2024, 3:43 PM


Waitomo District Council’s Infrastructure Services team has recently awarded three large-scale roading projects for the district.

Commencing late May/early June, work will begin on two sections of Fullerton Road and a section of Oparure Road.

General Manager Infrastructure Services, Shyamal Ram says the winter storm in 2022 caused damage to roads across the district, with Oparure and Fullerton Roads impacted by slips.

“Due to the nature of the damage and ongoing subsidence, engineered designs were required to ensure a long-term solution.

“Along Fullerton Road, 1km from the intersection with Oparure Road had two slip sites that were reinstated as part of the emergency works recovery, however have continued to slowly slump.

“The design solution is 3m deep drainage improvements and reinforced pavement.”

For Oparure Road, the design solution is a timber retaining wall with 6m length piles, and drainage improvements.

Construction works have been awarded to Camex Civil with an estimated completion time of around three months, weather permitting.

Shyamal says he appreciates the patience of the community over the past year with the temporary measures that have been in place at the sites.

“We are pleased that construction will soon be starting, and we appreciate the understanding and patience demonstrated by those affected.”

At times construction works will be completed under stop/go traffic management which will cause minor delays.

We thank the public for their patience during this time so that the construction works can be completed safely.