Ongoing maintenance for Manawatu Gorge, SH3

The NZ Transport Agency is advising that contractors will soon start maintenance work at the site of the 2011 Manawatu Gorge slip. The maintenance work involves clearing debris that has accumulated over time on the terraced sections of the slip.

“As part of our work clearing the slip in 2011 and 2012, the slip site was terraced (or benched) to stabilise the material above the road. We now need to clear some of debris from these terraces to prevent it from reaching and potentially blocking the road,” Ross I’Anson, Highway Manager, NZ Transport Agency says.

The work is planned to start on Monday 13 February, should be complete by the beginning of April, weather permitting. Site working hours will be between 6am and 6pm. Read more...