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Maitai slip repair brought forward – NCC

Repairs to the slip at the start of the Maitai Valley Road (Clouston Terrace/Nile Street intersection) will start on Monday 25 March as Nelson City Council continues its recovery work following the severe weather event in August 2022.

The work is estimated to take around four months to complete and will mean the road goes back down to a single lane until the project is completed. Two-way traffic lights will be put in place.

Group Manager Infrastructure Alec Louverdis says the appointed contractor advised Council that they are able to commence works earlier.

“We’ve taken this opportunity to get on with the job now, so people in this area can get back to normal,” he says.

“Getting started while the weather is still relatively dry will also give us an advantage and mean we can be finished sooner.”

The majority of the work will focus on remedial works to the slip closest to the Maitai River, with minor works to the slip on the other side of the road that will include placing mesh across the front face.

“Our goal throughout recovery has been to build back better, taking the opportunity to increase Nelson’s resilience in the event of another similar storm,” says Alec.

The cost of the work is $1.5 million; 51% of this cost will be covered by NZTA Waka Kotahi.


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