Lake Terrace road closure extended as repairs enter second phase
The road closure on Lake Terrace will be extended to Titiraupenga Street on Monday for two weeks as repairs to the washout enter the second phase.
Contractors have been preparing the washed-out cliff face for construction of a retaining wall that will allow the road to be reinstated. The wall will be made up of horizontal layers of reinforced earth that are built in place and will follow the existing contour of the cliff face. New water mains and a Downstream Defender stormwater separator are being installed in parallel with this.
Head of operations Kevin Strongman said the road closure was required to allow replacement of the watermain from just south of Ruapehu street to midway along Ferry Road.
“With the completion of the new sewer main we are now into the second phase of the repairs. Our contractors will be back on Lake Terrace working on the stormwater system and starting to install a new water main next week and we hope to have the water main finished by the third week of August and the stormwater system completed by the end of August. Once these are in place we are on the home stretch and all going well we are aiming to have the road reinstated, resealed and reopened by the end of the first week of September,” he said.
“This project has been a real challenge with so many interrelated complications involved. It is certainly one of the largest projects in a constrained environment and with such an impact on the community we have seen in the district in many years, and we have thrown all our engineering expertise and resources into solving it as quickly as possible.”