Monday, April 22, 2024

Repairs progress tracked for West Coast roads

Progress on repairs to West Coast roads, damaged as a result of Cyclone Gabrielle and other weather events in 2022 and 2023, can now be tracked on a new West-Coast-roads-repairs webpage.

Completed emergency works on slip sites, as well as road inspections and planned general maintenance on roads around West Coast towns, such as Panguru, Kohukohu and Broadwood, are all outlined on the Far North District Council webpage.

Repairs include rock wall installations, repaired culverts, as well as drainage and pavement repairs.

The Northland Transportation Alliance is prioritising road recovery by grouping repairs into three phases. Phase 1 being the initial response, Phase 2 for minor recovery works and Phase 3 for major recovery works, Council said in a statement.

Phase 2 repairs are the current focus of the webpage, with emergency works in Broadwood, Mangamuka, Herekino and two sites in Kohukohu listed as being completed. Works on Runaruna Road in Panguru were due to be completed on 15 March.

Phase 2 repairs generally cost less than $100,000 per site and involve lower risk than the major works of Phase 3. The goal of Phase 2 repairs is to restore roads to their previous condition, with each site requiring an application to Waka Kotahi and funding approval, Council said.

Also listed on the new webpage are the next Phase 2 emergency works planned in Mangamuka and Herekino as well as repairs to surfaces and unsealed potholes on roads in the West Coast area.

The Northland Transportation Alliance is a partnership of Northland’s councils, with Waka Kotahi (NZTA), for better transport outcomes. 

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