Stretched roading teams, we seek your understanding

8 August 2022

Our roading teams are very stretched.  Only two of our four Ruamahanga Roads team members are on deck. 

Our contractor, Fulton Hogan, is working as fast as they can to keep up, but they also have had many staff absences due to COVID and the flu.

The very high amount of rain we are experiencing this winter is stressing our network. The ground is completely saturated in many parts of the region and unable to absorb the deluge. This has led to many areas experiencing flooding and slips.

We are concentrating our resources on high-priority responses, including the Hinekura Road rebuild, Admiral Hill route maintenance, Boar Bush Gully Road slip, the 5 Rivers Medical footpaths, Cape Palliser Road repairs, and various slips/trees/surface flooding/cracking problems that demand immediate attention. 

This leaves little time available for planned and routine work.

We appreciate it is frustrating for the public not to see routine work being progressed.  We hope to get back to a more normal work programme once we get through August.

We seek your understanding in the meantime.

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