INDEPENDENT NEWS

Arundel now focus of bridge restoration

Published: Sun 8 Dec 2019 11:34 AM
Arundel now focus of bridge restoration
Work will be beginning as soon as possible to restore the necessary north south link at Arundel this afternoon.
Timaru Civil Defence is prioritising the upper Rangitata bridge crossing as it will see water levels drop to a manageable level hours before the downstream bridge at State Highway 1.
Timaru Emergency Operations Centre Controller Justin Bagust said the district roading contractors were now assembling heavy machinery at the southern approach to the road to be ready as soon as the water levels subside.
“We’re aware of the importance of the north south link and by prioritising this route we can hopefully have a passable solution for people as soon as possible.
“It still remains a dynamic situation, and we can’t give any indication of a timeline at the moment, but we’ll have updates as soon as we can.
“We’d ask people to stay where they are at the moment and not to drive up to the bridge, as it will still be some time before we have any progress and we need to ensure access for heavy vehicles and supplies.
“Please check the TDC website and Facebook for further updates.”

Next in New Zealand politics

Kaikōura $10.88 million boost in tourism & business
By: New Zealand Government
Plans to protect the future of whitebaiting announced
By: New Zealand Government
New resource for schools on climate change
By: New Zealand Government
Regulations pave way for quality medicinal cannabis
By: New Zealand Government
New Year Honours: Sporting greats among knights and dames
By: RNZ
Gordon Campbell on a White Island inquiry
By: Gordon Campbell
$10.98 million of PGF funding announced
By: Kaikoura District Council
Proposed whitebait rules are pitiful, won’t save native fish
By: Forest And Bird
Whitebait rules needed to save fish from extinction
By: Forest And Bird
Fisheries management helps prevent overfishing - Reaction
By: Science Media Centre
Whitebaiters set to lose thousands on stands
By: New Zealand National Party
Government attempting to ban whitebaiting
By: New Zealand National Party
2019 NZ's fourth warmest year on record - Expert Reaction
By: Science Media Centre
Simplistic climate change lessons counterproductive
By: Federated Farmers
Climate change curriculum
By: Taxpayers' Union
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media