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Forward Works Programme

​​​​​​​​​​Over the 2021-22 financial year, Council will be undertaking various work include resurfacing and rehabilitations on sealed and unsealed roads, roadside drainage improvements, footpaths, kerb and channel replacement, intersection resurfacing and streetlight upgrades.

Live Forward Works Programme Map

For a quick look to see what is happening around the district, check out our Forward Works Programme Interactive Map by clicking below: http://ashburtondc.govt.nz/forward-works-programme/

Click here to open the Forward Works Programme Map

Sealed Roads

See sections below for more information on the upcoming work on the sealed road network

Road rehabilitation involves the complete re-construction of a section of road. In the rural environment, this is done by excavating and backfilling soft spots and failed areas before overlaying the whole section with 100-150mm of granular pavement which is then finished by a chipseal coat.

Sites completed and rehabilitated in the 2021/22 financial year are:

  1. Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road (RP 11725m-14130m)
  2. Thompsons Track (RP 15930m-17390m)
  3. Christys Road (RP 11700m-13475m)
  4. Ashburton Staveley Road (RP 11960m-12360m)
  5. Ashburton Staveley Road (RP 13585m-14195m)
  6. Forks Road (RP 3520m-4480m)
  7. Valetta Westerfield Road (RP 10000m-10510m)

View the 2021/2022 Sealed Roads Programme map

Resealing helps provide better skid resistance for motorists and involves overlaying the existing sealed surface with another layer of seal.

View the 2021/2022 Sealed Roads Programme map

Heavy maintenance involves repairing weak sections of pavement by either digging out failures and backfilling with new material (digouts) or mixing cement and then milling the top 100mm of the existing surface (cement stabilisation).

Some roads completed in the heavy maintenance programme in 2021/22 financial year are:

  1. Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road
  2. Ashburton Gorge Road
  3. Barford Road
  4. Beach Road East
  5. Blackford Road
  6. Forks Road
  7. Line Road
  8. Lismore Mayfield Road
  9. Moorhouse Road
  10. Thompsons Track

View the 2021/2022 Sealed Roads Programme map

​​Footpaths

The footpath resurfacing programme enables the upgrading of older type footpaths.

The new footpath installation programme involves construction of new footpaths as development is undertaken in, and adjacent to urban areas.

The footpath programmes are currently under development.

Kerb and Channel

The kerb and channel renewal programme enables the upgrading of older style deep dish channels.

The new kerb and channel installation programme enables the extension of kerb and channel as development is undertaken in, and adjacent to urban areas.

The kerb and channel programmes are currently under development.

​Want to know more?

Learn more about the different types of road works Council carries out

Additional Resources

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