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Contractors Still Busy With Slip Sites

Published: Wed 31 Jul 2013 03:41 PM
Contractors Still Busy With Slip Sites
Dunedin (Wednesday, 31 July 2013) – Plenty of clean-up and repair work is still happening as contractors continue to deal with the aftermath of June storms.
Dunedin City Council Roading Maintenance Engineer Peter Standring says many slips and drop-outs have been cleared and repaired, but the extent of the damage across the wider city means there is still more work to be done.
In terms of the significant Brown Street slip, where a concrete retaining wall gave way, DCC consultants are discussing long-term solutions with neighbours.
A geo-technical study in the area of the significant Upper Junction Road slip has been completed. The DCC is now negotiating with residents as to the best options for repairing the road. It will be at least a couple of months before the affected part of the road is restored and re-opened.
Mr Standring says the wet weather created multiple slips around Turnbulls Bay and a geo-technical assessment of the area is being carried out. Any repair work will need to take into account future planned capital works in the area, which centre on the ongoing widening of Portobello Road.
On Harington Point Road, just south of Weir Road, there is a large landslide which is still being monitored.
Roading-related damage due to the June storms cost $980,000, with the DCC’s share of the expenses being $430,000. Ongoing work is expected to cost $1 million in the current financial year, of which the DCC will pay about $450,000.
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