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30/06/2017 10:00 a.m.
Friday 30 June, 2017
District Council is advising motorists to avoid the railway crossing on Walnut
Avenue between State Highway 1 and East Street from Monday 3 July, when work
will begin to resurface the road over the railway crossing.
is expecting to close the road across the railway line between 7am – 6pm on
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week. Motorists travelling from
East Street to SH1 will be able to cross on Monday and Tuesday nights, and
those travelling from SH1 to East Street will be able to cross on Wednesday and
Thursday nights. Detours will be in place throughout the work.
Projects & Operations Manager Viv Eyberg says the road will be milled out
and a fresh layer of asphalt applied to improve the surface of the crossing.
condition of the road over the railway line is quite uneven, and we want to fix
this up for road users. We were hoping to complete this work while renewing the
wastewater pipes under the railway line last month, however we were unable to
successfully co-ordinate the two jobs with KiwiRail, due to resourcing.
are pleased, however to be getting started next week, and would again greatly
appreciate the community’s co-operation. They have been outstanding these last
few months while we’ve been working in the area, and I would like to thank them
for the understanding they’ve shown.”
work across the railway crossing is expected to be completed on Friday 7
any questions or to report concerns, please contact Council on 03 307 7700 or