What's happening this Month
We have a program of works, which includes new projects as well as routine maintenance and repairs, in order to keep our roads and footpaths in good shape for now and the future.
- Map of roads with scheduled maintenance
- Road Conditions
- Township Footpath review of overhanging vegetation
- Township spraying
- Proposed temporary road closures
- Grading Schedule
- Plan your Journey - SH1 between Christchurch and Picton
- Roadside spraying
What's happening this Month: March 2018
- The maintenance of unsealed roads is carried out on a fixed program. Grading Schedule
- The graders are working in the Amuri and Amberley Wards.
- Design and scope is complete for the project at Grays Road / SH1 intersection to add a right turn bay. Contractor is ready to start as soon as Chorus relocate some underground cables.
2017/18 Metalling Program
- Council stockpiles are being crushed on Stokes Road and Waiau River, for application during suitable weather conditions.
- Contractor owned stockpiles are also being established, with two crushing sites operating at a time.
- Approximately 40% of the annual program has been applied and will now be on hold until damper weather conditions return.
- Please refer to the “interactive map for roads included in this financial year. The map will be updated with more roads to be added, as only 50% of the program is currently identified.
- Storm damaged roads that require replacement metal are in a separate category than those identified above.
- Check out our “interactive map” to see which roads are being resealed this season.
- Kerb renewals have commenced in the Hanmer Springs township.
- Kerb repairs (patching) in both Culverden and Hanmer Springs will continue over the summer months.
- Sealing of patches (stabilisations etc.) is occurring at least once a week.
- Preseal Repairs to St Leonards Road and Woodbank Road.
The southern end of Amuri Avenue will be closed off for public parking to allow the repair, resealing and remarking of the area from Monday 9 April (weather permitting) Work will be complete and the area will be reopened for use on Friday 13 April. Access to the public parking area via the southern most end of Amuri Ave will remain open and accessible.
Earthquake Related Works (EQ)
- Sealed road sites that were fully reconstructed last year will get a second coat seal applied this season. E.g. River Road, Waiau.
- Minor bridge repairs – filling some cracks and repairing concrete columns.
- Ferniehurst Rd bridge is getting new supporting gabions at one abutment.
- Leader Road– more material has fallen away from the roads, creating under slips and reducing the available shoulder widths in some areas. One area with a significant drop off to a valley is at 4.3km in from SH1 end, on Leader Road East. The long term repair will be to construct a strong ‘toe’ at the base of the cliff and then build a retaining structure above, supporting the road. Options are being investigated now.
- A long list of culverts have been identified for replacement, being significantly cracked during the quakes. The culvert replacements will occur over a 3 month period, heading into winte.
Slips and Culvert clearing - Post Ex Tropical Cyclone Gita
- Happy Valley Road
- Blythe Road
- Reeces Road
- Greta Valley area
- Kaiwara Road
- Ngaroma Road
- Deck replacements for two bridges on Glenmark Drive have been awarded by tendered contract. There will be daytime works around the bridge itself then the actual deck replacements will occur during separate overnight closures, where new pre-constructed decks will be lifted into place. Exact dates for closures are not yet set but will be advertised once known.
Lyndon bridge (2) damaged hand rails. This bridge is scheduled for replacement and is at the design stage awaiting approval.
- Lots of culvert repairs and replacements underway.
- Routine sign cleaning and replacements.
If you have any enquires relating to grading please contact Sicon directly on 03 3118080
We require all work carried out to be safe and of quality workmanship. If you have any concerns, please contact us.