Important Infrastructure Updates

Update as at 16 February 2018

WDC's Roading Contractor is attending to areas of our roading network as a result of the weather events.  Slips, flooding and debris have been reported on the following roads:

Marokopa Road - slips and flooding (road is now open).

Waitangaru Road - culvert that was severely undermined that required urgent attention, has been attended to by our Contractor.

Mangaiti/Tata – Slips and flooding. River levels are high. Slip was moved to the side of the road to clear later.

Kaitaringa Road – Flooding. River levels are high so waiting for water levels to recede.

Mapara South – Flooding/ Trees/Slips. River levels are high so waiting for water levels to recede, slips and trees were cleared to the side of the road and to clear later.

Kairimu Road – Slip blocking the Road.

Report flooding and service issues to WDC on 0800 932 4357. WDC’s Roading Contractor is working to reinstate the local road network as soon as practicable. Drivers may encounter road works at affected sites. People are urged to pay attention to the road signs when moving through a road works site. 


Update as at 10 January 2018

No slips were reported to WDC during the severe weather event last week. Minimal detritus and rocks were cleared from roads. The majority of work related to wind blown trees and branches on Mangaotaki, Pukerimu, Kopaki, Mangarino, Rangitoto, Tahaia Bush, Te Anga, Marokopa, and Taharoa Roads which were attended to immediately and cleared, to open roads and make safe with signage.  Traffic was not affected by these trees.

Flooding affected the coastal area's due to a combination of storm and King tides; Marokopa, Taharoa, Te Mahoe Roads. Signs were put in place. Water has receded with no major damages.


Update as at 5 January 2018

Severe Weather Event - Road Network

Please be advised that due to a falling barometer and onshore winds, some inundation may occur at shorelines in our District. This would include rivers. The situation is being monitored and updates will be provided should this position change.

WDC's Roading Contractor is attending to areas of our roading network as a result of the severe weather event.  Fallen trees/debris have been reported on the following roads:

  • Mangarino Road, Te Kuiti.
  • Waitomo Caves Road near the Hangatiki roundabout (State Highway 37).
  • Mapara Road, Te Mapara.

Surface flooding has been reported on Marokopa Road, and Te Mahoe Road.

To report road or other service issue please phone us on 0800 932 4357 (call centre operates 24/7).

View State Highway traffic information here.

View the weather forecast here.

 


 

Update as at 13 October 2017


Storm Damage - Road Network

 

WDC's Contractor Inframax Construction Limited has completed repairs to a number of areas of our roading network as a result of the recent weather conditions.  All the over slips have been addressed. Some of the more significant overslips that took place were:

 

  • Landslip on Mangaokewa Road at RP 7.6. This was cleared the day following the slip and the road is now fully reinstated.
  • Allen Road.
  • Pomarangi Road.
  • Tumutumu Road.
  • Walker Road.
  • Ohura Road.

Roads that require additional work are:

  • Mangatoa Road – Underslip
  • Marakopa Road RP0.3 – The culvert failed and will need to be upgraded.
  • Taharoa Road RP0.7, 1.84, 2.84. – All three of these locations have sustained culvert and drainage damages. 

Report flooding and service issues to WDC on 0800 932 4357. WDC’s Roading Contractor is working to reinstate the local road network as soon as practicable. Drivers may encounter road works at affected sites. People are urged to pay attention to the road signs when moving through a road works site.