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Another weekend of tree felling near Omokoroa

The works are scheduled for Sunday. File Image.

Tree felling works will continue at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Youngson Road, near Omokoroa, this weekend.

Waka Kotahi Transport Agency says these works will be undertaken on Sunday, between 6am and 1pm, for the felling and removal of trees close to powerlines.

Works are being carried out on the weekend to minimise the impacts on traffic, however, delays are expected, says a spokesperson for the roading agency.

"Waka Kotahi acknowledges delays experienced due to tree felling work on SH2 over recent weekends and advises that this Sunday’s work will result in completion of tree felling at the SH2/Youngson Road intersection.

"Northbound traffic can bypass this work via Barrett Road, Old Highway and Esdaile Road. This route is not suitable for heavy vehicles. There is no alternative route available for southbound traffic.

"Stop/Go traffic management will be in place with a 30km/h temporary speed limit. Contractors will be actively working to minimise any delays as much as possible.

"Please take extra care, reduce your speed and follow directions of traffic management staff and signage."

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, work may be postponed.

Visit the interactive Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website (journeys.nzta.govt.nz) for the latest information on roadworks, traffic, road closures and detours to help plan your trip.

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I reckon...

Posted on 26-03-2021 14:11 | By morepork

... it should be compulsory for commercial operations where they have to fell trees, to be required to plant the same number of trees they felled. They can be planted in existing forest or near to where the felling occurred, but the principle has to be that forestry and tree felling is "managed" and there is no overall deficit when we need to take some trees out.

New Northern Link

Posted on 24-03-2021 14:56 | By

If this ever gets built, I hope they don’t start plonking trees along the corridor or we’ll be experiencing huge disruption again in future years. The new EXPRESSWAY needs to be free of trees (low maintenance), free of pedestrians and cyclists and free of side roads, with very limited on/off ramps. Needs to mimic the Eastern Link - great road!!