Slip reduces SH36 to one lane

Posted at 3:38pm Monday 04 Sep, 2017 | By Andrew Campbell

The slip at Oropi Road.

State Highway 36, near the intersection with Oropi Gorge Road, is reduced to one lane while engineers decide what to do about a slip that has dropped away below the road.

The slip, which happened late last week, is around 50m in length.

Material has slid down the hill into the farmland and bush below leaving a bank about 10-15m high.

During the last few days small amounts of soil have continued to fall off the face of the slope,” says NZTA spokesperson Andy Knackstead.

“As a precautionary measure the road will now be reduced to one lane with a 30 km/h speed restriction while a longer term solution is confirmed. We're asking road users to please obey the temporary traffic signals and signage at the site for safety reasons.

Engineers have completed their initial site investigation and will now begin a survey and testing to confirm a longer term solution,” says Andy.

“We are working as quickly as possible to keep the site safe and minimise inconvenience to road users.”

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here we go again

Posted on 04-09-2017 16:50 | By old trucker

Did this not slip away a few yrs back, it will be stuffed if it all goes,my gosh, they are giving $10 billion for roads only if you vote for u know who, my thoughts on this close the road, get a big crane with a 40ft container with a drilling rig inside and hang over edge and drill some holes and put some big rod through and plate it both ends then back fill it, that will hold it ,it works under ground to rock bolt ceiling, but im not a engineer ,and by the time they have had meetings and free lunches and more meetings i would have done the job and finished, but this will DRAG ON ,my thoughts only on this, this is a easy fix, if I WAS IN CHARGE.anyway the BEST NEWS Thankyou, 10-4 out. phew.


Posted on 04-09-2017 15:59 | By whatsinaname

Been waiting years for that to go. Hope it's fixed soon

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