REPAIRS – ALBEIT TEMPORARY, COMPLETED ON HIKUAI ONE LANE BRIDGE
Written by John Grant on October 7, 2021
The Hikuai Bridge in its current state is safe, regularly inspected and receives continual maintenance.
Contractors were on site Monday to complete repairs to the damaged section of the bridge. This followed numerous posts and comments over the weekend and some dramatic pictures of the bridge in disrepair. The nature of the interim repairs to the bridge surface, ahead of the planned deck replacement, mean they will require periodic, ongoing maintenance.
NZTA Says it’s important people adhere to the temporary speed limit currently in place to avoid damage to their vehicles.
NZTA has funding to replace the bridge deck and anticipates undertaking the work in the later part of the upcoming 2021/2022 maintenance season. More details on this when they are provided.
In the meantime, people are asked to call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS if they have any immediate concerns about the safety of the bridge repairs.