Update: Hinekura Road closure and planned works

28 June 2021

Hinekura Road is still Closed to all traffic

The Hinekura subsidence is a major issue and the work required to fix it is significant. The tasks currently underway and those that are planned are as follows:

  • Trees are being removed to allow necessary access to the area
  • A joint inspection with GWRC is scheduled for this afternoon (28 June)
  • The bank will be cut back following the tree removals
  • The road will then be smoothed out to allow limited access to light traffic only
  • Following this the geotechnical experts will need to inspect the area
  • Drainage works are planned above the dam on the hill, subject to the land owner’s approval
  • The long-term plan depends on the geotechnical assessment and how quickly all the different pieces of work can be implemented.
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