Road repairs making headway

Friday 20 October, 2017

Heavy rainfall events in recent months may have put the district’s road maintenance schedule behind, but Ashburton District Council is pushing ahead to get the roads back in order.

Council’s contractors have been stretched to full capacity repairing potholes and washouts resulting from the July floods and subsequent spring rainfall, and Council Service Delivery Chairman Stuart Wilson says the progress is starting to show.

“This year’s weather has wreaked havoc on the condition of our roads. For a district with the fourth longest roading network in the country, this kind of damage understandably takes time to get on top of. Whilst there is still a lot of work to do, it’s very pleasing to see what has been achieved so far, especially with the festive season approaching when more traffic is likely to be on the roads.”

Council’s contractors, Fulton Hogan have begun digouts on Fitzgerald Road this week, laying a fresh foundation to replace the road surface. Digouts are also underway on Dorie School, Fords and Longbeach roads, while sealing on Frasers Road has been completed.

Meanwhile, contractor ACL has also begun work this week rehabilitating a stretch of Maronan Road as part of Council’s road rehabilitation programme.

A weekly newsletter with updates on Fulton Hogan’s planned and completed road works is available on the Council website.

Page reviewed: 27 Oct 2017 2:20pm