Bridge Work Begins on Culvert Washout

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2015-11-06T16:22:00 Pacific/Auckland

BRIDGE WORK ON WHANGANUI RIVER RD CULVERT WASHOUT GETS UNDERWAY

Contractors have begun installing a new bridge over the culvert washout on the Whanganui River Rd that has isolated Pipiriki and stopped through traffic to Wanganui.

The Whanganui River Rd between Pipiriki and Jerusalem has been closed to all through vehicular traffic since the major storm event in July due to the large culvert washout 2km south of Pipiriki although the road is still usable up to the washout from either end.

Restricted pedestrian and cycle access will be maintained over the damaged culvert for the duration of the works, but may be subject to delays during the construction process.

While the work areas will be netted off, extreme care should be taken when accessing the pedestrian/cyclist only walkway, with no unauthorised access into the netted work site.

Vehicles should not attempt to cross the culvert under any circumstances.

Work on the bridge will continue over November and December with completion of the bridge structure scheduled for the week of 14 – 18 December 2015.

For more information on the bridge construction please call Stephen Fletcher at GHD on 07 895 7772.

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Page reviewed: 06 Nov 2015 4:22pm