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What you can’t see from McCormacks Bay Road, detour repairs Sunday night 30 June

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SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan team is making good progress on the causeway repairs and rebuild of the seawall.  The latest works notice has photos of things you can’t see from the inland detour route.

The crew also has to ensure the detour route is safe for drivers and other road users. This is an ongoing challenge given the recent bad weather and the adjoining soft marshy lands around the Avon-Heathcote estuary/ Ihutai.  Road repair work has to happen in dry weather, so extended days of rain will extend the damage also.

Drivers have a part to play in ensuring the road does not become quickly potholed– ie by slowing down and reducing the stress on the road surface.

This Sunday night, (30 June) Sumner, Mount Pleasant and Redcliffs people and road users should be aware that work will be happening overnight. Please take care if you are passing by.

So what has the Fulton Hogan crew been doing in recent days on the detour?

  •  They carried out a full sweep of McCormacks Bay Road.
  •  They have been repairing areas of potholing with asphalt and will continue to treat potholes as they appear.
  •  Asphalt will be laid at the Sumner end of McCormacks Bay Road and Main Road intersection.
  •  They have improved their planning for future bad weather to ensure prompt and proactive management of the situation.

On Sunday 30 June, 2013, overnight from 7.00pm to 6.00am the team will be carrying out improvements to the surface of the road shoulder along McCormacks Bay Road. This work was planned for a fortnight ago but was postponed due to rain. There will be increased noise, flashing lights, and construction traffic on McCormacks Bay Road.

 

Published: 28 June 2013