Mayor On Thames Coromandel Roads

Written by on March 6, 2023

The fragile nature of the regions roading network was again exposed yesterday as SH25 between Opotuere and Whangamata remains off limits to heavy trucks and is single lane only for light vehicles.

Traffic management is in place as engineers continue to assess the damage caused by what is described as a significant underslip.

Thames Coromandel Mayor, Len Salt, spoke to CFM about the state of the roads and is pressing Government for investment which will provide a long-term solution to the roading fragility.

However, he does not want any short-term fixes and therefore says SH25A needs to be removed from the conversation.

Open the link below to hear the interview with the Thames Coromandel Mayor.


Reader's opinions
  1. Howard Smith   On   March 7, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    Len Salt, Needs to be removed from office. If he thinks that 25A needs to be removed from the conversation. ? what the hell is he thinking?

    • Steve Mosen   On   March 8, 2023 at 8:07 am

      Absolutely agree Howard, critical infrastructure needs critical and immediate long term funding repair. Government, step up or get out!

  2. David Yeomans   On   March 9, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Coromandel Peninsula’s Love Affair with Roads.
    Cyclone Gabrielle certain was a wake call for everybody and what a way to introduce the peninsula people to our new love affair – roadways! As the recovery activity progresses it is time for all us to learn the language of road making. It is in our interest to become “arm-chair warriors” on what should be done, could be done, must be done – simply because our way of life depends upon having roading construction knowledge.
    The New Zealand Forest Road Engineering Manual 2020 is not a bad place to start to the learn the language and understand the methodology of good roading construction practices.
    Downloadable PDF
    It is with this knowledge you will begin to understand the workload of our Emergency Recovery Teams and the wonderful outcomes they have produced thus far.
    So when you next meet a roadway recovery team do the KIWI thing a thumbs up 👍 and thank you!

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