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
- Temporary closure of Hawkswood Road
- Township spraying
What's happening this Month:
There is a lot happening on our network while the weather is favourable. Sicon are the lead contractor, however they also have sub-contractors working with them to deliver a massive program ahead. You may see Isaac, Topp Contractors, Topp Earthmoving, Kerbworx, Swarbrick and others out there who are all part of the larger team.
- 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.
- 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 construction is likely to occur before Christmas.
- Prices are being obtained for an improvement to the intersection of Horsely Downs / Lake Sumner and Medbury Road.
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 around Culverden and Hanmer are well underway.
- Kerb renewals are occurring in the Hanmer Springs township. Kerb repairs (patching) in both Culverden and Hanmer Springs will continue over the summer months.
- Sealing of patches 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) will be 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.
- Culverden township resealing is complete.
- As part of the kerb renewals, some areas of footpaths are being dug up. These will be reinstated before Christmas.
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.
- Continuing deep investigations (digging material away from supporting structures) on EQ damaged bridges – these are now almost complete with three sites being hampered by high water levels.
- Minor bridge repairs – filling some cracks and repairing concrete columns.
- Leader Road East – many areas that were patched in the first few weeks following the quake have settled and are being permanently reinstated this week by a sub contractor. Leader Road is receiving a significant increase in traffic with the additional closures of SH1.
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 bridge at SH7 end
- 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.
- More slips on roads such as Ngaroma Road, where shoulders have dropped by 1m following the September storms. These will be cleared by a local subcontractor. Two areas will require some road realignment.
- Bridge abutment strengthening for Ferniehurst bridge (gabion baskets) - EQ related
- Balmoral Station bridges x 2 will get running boards after deck repairs in mid-December. There will be early morning closures required to lift the old damaged sections away and replace with new parts.
- Deck replacements for two bridges on Glenmark Drive are being advertised for pricing (late November). This work is expected to occur in two separate overnight closures, where new pre-constructed decks will be lifted into place.
- We have two stabilising mills working on our network to speed up delivery of our extensive program this season.
- The badly damaged sections of Top Pahau Road have been reconstructed (cement stabilised with additional material) using the large mill.
- Two sections of Long Plantation Road will be reconstructed full width, towards the SH7 end.
- Sections of School Road, Culverden also require extensive work, which is likely to occur in March 2018.
- Lots of culvert repairs and replacements planned for October and November.
- Another round of mowing of roadsides will be commence shortly – this round will focus on the Collector roads, followed by another full round early next year.
- Spraying of culvert ends, markers and post bases etc. is occurring across the network.
- 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.