Work underway to repair damaged section of Glenvar Road Work underway to repair damaged section of Glenvar Road
Date: 24 February 2023
Work is well underway to rebuild a section of Glenvar Road which was closed following the Anniversary Weekend floods. However, the extent of the damage means repairs will take some time.
A section of Glenvar Road has been closed in both directions since 27 January due to land giving way on both sides of the narrow ridge between East Coast Road and Fitzwilliam Drive.
AT’s Executive General Manager of Integrated Networks, Murray Burt, says AT closed the road following geotechnical advice that further slips could put property and lives at risk.
“Making sure our communities are safe was our primary concern. Now the weather has improved, our priority is securing and rebuilding the impacted section of Glenvar Road as quickly and efficiently as possible.
“To make sure the work we’re doing now accommodates the planned upgrades to Glenvar Road, we will use the designs developed for the upcoming upgrade project. This will bring forward widening that section of the road.”
Given the extent of damage to the ridge and retaining, the rebuild requires significant earthworks, relocation of service utilities and construction of large retaining walls. While the work is being fast-tracked under emergency works settings, AT estimates the work will take several months to complete.
“We appreciate the significance of Glenvar Road for the Long Bay community, and we are committed to getting the road open again as quickly as we safely can,” says Mr Burt.
For updates on progress of roads impacted by recent weather events, please visit at.govt.nz/roadrepairs