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
- Upcoming road repairs - Hanmer Springs
- Township spraying
- Proposed temporary road closures
- Grading Schedule
What's happening this Month: January and February 2018
Roading contractors are back on board, with sealing crews able to resume sealing from January 15.
- The maintenance of unsealed roads is carried out on a fixed program. Grading Schedule
- Once the graders have caught up with all the storm damage repairs, we will plan for some high shoulder removal along the likes of Scargill Valley Road.
- The recent rainy days are helpful for returning moisture to help bind the material, however this can also show up soft spots and bring clay fines to the surface. Please travel slower to keep safe.
- Design and scope is complete for the project at Grays Road / SH1 intersection to add a right turn bay. The project has been priced and the contractor is ready to start as soon as NZTA give approval.
- The intersection of Horsley Downs / Lake Sumner and Medbury Road is being reconstructed to “tee up” correctly. Prices are being confirmed mid-January, for construction to commence in February. There will be disruption to traffic during this time, with areas down to one lane.
2017/18 Metalling Program
- Council stockpiles are being crushed on Tekoa Road and Virginia Road, 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.
- Pre-reseal repairs continue in the rural roads around Culverden.
- Hanmer road repairs will recommence from late January, starting with the outskirts, to reduce disruption to ‘holiday’ traffic.
- Kerb renewals will recommence in the Hanmer Springs township by early February.
- 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.
- Drainage works on the outskirts of Hanmer Springs and Culverden are continuing, removing high shoulders as the digger makes its way down the roads.
- Resealing of Hanmer Springs streets (full width, not patch reinstatement) was delayed until after the holiday season peak, so as to minimise disruption and nuisance, whilst also prolonging the life expectancy of the road repairs and seal.
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 winter
Slips and Floods – Storm Damage from the three floods in July, August and September
- More than half of the identified damage has been repaired to date. Council requires confirmation of funding before we can embark on some of the more permanent or substantial repair works.
- Continuing to clear culverts that were blocked by debris / mud
- Continuing to remove trees from near bridges, when we have appropriately sized diggers in the area
- River training for Medbury Road bridges x 2 was done in December.
- River training for Tophouse Road, very badly damaged in recent storms, will be delayed until March, when river levels are expected to be at their lowest.
- Bridge abutment strengthening for Ferniehurst bridge (gabion baskets) - EQ related
- Balmoral Station bridges x 2 will get running boards after deck repairs starting at the end of January. There will be early morning closures required to lift the old damaged sections away and replace with new parts. A detour is available around one of the bridges but not the other. Refer to separate information for the advertised closures.
- 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.
- Lots of culvert repairs and replacements planned.
- Another round of mowing of roadsides will be commence in January / February. Please let us know if the road you live on has not been mown by the end of February or has not been cut in the last 6 months.
- 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.