We regularly carry out maintenance works to keep our roads around the district in tip-top shape.
Well-maintained roads are an important part of keeping people safe. While we aim to do this work with as little disruption as possible, we know roadworks can be inconvenient and frustrating. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we do this important work.
Local roads can be resurfaced with chipseal or asphalt, and while we do this work we put traffic management plans in place to make sure there's as little disruption as possible to road users.
Please drive carefully through work sites and stick to the temporary speed limits.
NOTE: Roadworks are dependent on weather and other factors. If bad weather strikes, work will be postponed to the next suitable day or night.
Sealing is planned for this Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and the following Tuesday, weather dependent.
CURRENT PROGRAMME OF WORK
February – June 2018
RIMU ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
We’re temporarily closing a section of Rimu Road on Sunday 11 March from 6pm until 6am Monday morning. This is so we can carry out some underground works with minimal disruption. A diversion will be in place through Coastlands’ car park, but you might prefer to use an alternative route.
KĀPITI ROAD IMPROVEMENTS - SHARED PATH
What: Kāpiti Road – no further works this month except installation of shared path signs between Hurley and Mclean Streets.
What: Additional works will include a traffic island at the intersection of Hurley/Kāpiti and an extension of the shared path from Golf Road to Maclean Park. The works are currently in design.
What: Kāpiti Road Arawhata Road- shared path on south side in design, will require a retaining wall.
POPLAR AVENUE/LEINSTER AVENUE - SHARED PATH
When: Underway. These improvements are expected to be complete in early 2018
What: We're reinstating trenching for new road shoulder on Poplar Avenue (to the south) to enable an increase in the width of the footpath on the north side to 2.5m. Estimated project completion in 6 weeks.
POPLAR AVENUE RAUMATI SOUTH
What: Investigation of options to provide additional stormwater capacity as the existing sumps cannot cope when choked with leaf litter.
RE-SURFACING THE MAZENGARB ROAD ROUNDABOUT
When: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th January 2018
Work to repair and re-surface the roundabout at the intersection of Mazengarb Road and Guilford Drive will be carried out on Thursday and Friday this week. Traffic management will be in place to enable contractors to carry out the work safely. Please allow a little extra time for you journey and take care in the area.
TE MOANA ROAD SHARED PATH IMPROVEMENTS
When: February 2018
What: Works are ongoing to underground overhead services outside numbers 199 - 203 Te Moana Road.
NGARARA ROAD SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
When: February 2018
What: We're widening the central island/refuge and upgrading the pedestrian pram ramps at the intersection of Park Avenue and Ngarara Road. We're also improving the access to the Russell Reserve to help improve pedestrian sight lines.
Starting from Wednesday 17th January 2018, the contractors completing these works will be on-site between the hours of 7am and 6.30pm, and works are expected to be completed by end of February 2018.
Traffic management and footpath diversions will be in place to keep people safe.
Update: Linemarking to complete works is being carried out by end February. May add additional speed cushions if traffic calming is required.
STABILISING THE WATERFALL ROAD SLIP
What: Waterfall Road has been closed at Mackays Crossing and the bottom of Maungakotukutuku Road, cutting off access between Emerald Glen Road and Valley Road since 11 September due to the risk of material coming down the hillside.Around 2,500 truckloads of material will need to be moved to help stablise the hillside and the Council is awaiting further engineering design and assessment before making any decisions on when the work can commence.
Once work gets underway there will be further assessment of the underlying rock in the area after the fallen soil has been cleared, to ensure the risk of future instability is at an acceptably low level.