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20/10/2017 2:00 p.m.
Friday 20 October, 2017
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.
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
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.”
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.
contractor ACL has also begun work this week rehabilitating a stretch of
Maronan Road as part of Council’s road rehabilitation programme.
weekly newsletter with updates on Fulton Hogan’s planned and completed road
works is available on the Council website.