Hamilton City Council has been forced to close a local road after large cracks appeared due to ongoing settlement of the pavement.
Council says the cracks appeared on Bryce Street next to Seddon Park and the rail line due to settlement issues.
“To understand what’s causing this, Council has had to close the road for further investigation,” it said in a statement.
A Council team is currently assessing the damage to the road surface and will make a recommendation for the next steps.
“Keeping our community safe is our number one priority. To minimise the risk, the road will be closed to vehicles until all assessments are completed and any necessary repairs have been made. It’s currently unclear how long the road may be closed for, however we expect it could take at least a couple of weeks to assess,” Council said.
“Council regularly checks this road for movement; however, the most recent cracks are much larger than any which have appeared in the past, which is why Council has chosen to immediately close the road.”
Council says it will provide further updates once it has more information.