Piha community - road repair updates Piha community - road repair updates

LOCAL BOARD AREA: Waitākere Ranges

Damage has been caused to roads by the recent extreme weather events in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.

You can keep updated on the progress of the repair work in your area on this page.

We ask for patience while trying to repair sites all over Auckland.

To report new issues on the AT contact page https://at.govt.nz/about-us/contact-us.

11 May 2023

We will start to clear debris from the roads in Karekare and Piha in the coming days.

Our contractor Downer will start work on Rayner Road by the end of next week. Downer will be in touch with affected property owners and residents. There will also be access restrictions while this work is happening.

26 April 2023

Auckland Transport is continuing to work in the background to deliver a long-term solution for the damaged roads in Piha.

We understand that there may be some frustration at the time taken to get roads repaired and open. You may have seen roads damaged by the floods/cyclone in other parts of the country that have already been fixed and open for use. Those slips were far less significant than those around Karekare and Piha. The slips on the west coast are complex due to the nature of the geological construction around the Karekare and Piha area and require ongoing geotechnical assessments to help guide the planning and construction process. Unfortunately, the need to conduct multiple Geotech assessments adds time to the overall programme, however taking the time now, will result in a better outcome and ensure a safe and resilient solution. We are continuing to maintain roads and repair minor damage where we can.

We expect Piha Road reconstruction to begin in approximately 3-4 months, once the design and planning work is complete. Once we start construction, it will take 1-2 months to complete. Until a permanent repair is made, the one-way traffic management system will remain in place. A geotechnical assessment of the road has been completed to ensure that the road continues to be safe for people using it.

As we have said before, there is no quick way to fix the major slips on Rayner Road and Glenesk Road due to the severity of the damage, but we anticipate that construction would start in approx. 6 months. This may be longer than residents hoped for, however, we have prioritised the work on Piha Road, and we will keep you informed about key dates once we get closer to the start of work.

Garden Road, Piha

18 April 2023

Open - Residents only (closed to the public). Residents & Emergency services access only - AEM controlled.

Glenesk Road, Piha

4 August 2023

Opposite #9 Glenesk Road

  • Landslide is approximately 34 m in width and approximately 5 – 6 m from road level to water level. The landslide is located on the bank of a stream / river. The landslide has impacted the shoulder of the road but has not reduced the width of the roadway itself.
  • Temporary traffic lights/Asphalt bunding/ Polythene sheeting are in place until repairs are completed.

Opposite #17 Glenesk Road

  • The riverbank has slumped undermining part of the road / footpath and the end of the neighbouring retaining wall.
  • This location is right above Piha stream which will have to be considered during the Design phase.
  • Traffic cones have been placed on the side of the road to warn traffic of the hazard and will remain until the road is repaired. AC bunds in place to prevent with further scouring.
  • We will continue to monitor these sites until works starts.

18 April 2023

Open - Residents only (closed to the public). Residents & Emergency services access only.

Marine Parade South, Piha

9 June 2023

From midday Mon 12 noon cordon will be moved to 11/13 Marine Parade South to allow for public access to the main carpark. This will be reviewed end of June 2023.

18 April 2023

Open - Residents only (closed to the public). Residents & Emergency services access only - AEM controlled.

North Piha Road, Piha

Access is now open 

18 April 2023

Residents only. Full closure.

Piha Road, Piha

19 September 2023

Work is set to begin on Monday 26th September for a 6-week period. 

 

Downer on behalf of Auckland Transport will be constructing a steel beam with timber lagging retaining wall outside number 73 Piha Road.

Week 1 will require crews to be operating at night. This is necessary to safely widen the road to allow for vehicle movement in/out of Piha. Work will include tree trimming and filling in the swale on the Northern side. In order to reduce the impacts of congestion, it is necessary to carry out the widening of the road at night.

A lane closure will be required with a Stop/Go in place.  We anticipate this to be in place for no more than 10 minutes at a time.

Notification to residents was delivered Tuesday 19th September.

4 August 2023

#73 Piha Road -

  • An underslip has occurred and resulted in a lane road closure monitored by temporary Traffic light, which will remain in place until construction to reinstate the road is completed.
  • An overland flow path is running nearby, this will have to be considered during the Design Phase
  • Temporary traffic management/ Asphalt bunding/ Polythene sheeting are in place until repairs are completed.

 

Rayner Road, Piha

4 August 2023

#29 Rayner Road - waiting on design from contractor

#41 Rayner Road -

  • An underslip has occurred mostly in the northbound lane of the road. Private property is located directly below the slip.
  • An Overland flow path is going through this location which will have to be considered during the Design phase.
  • Traffic cones have been placed on the side of the road to warn traffic of the hazard and will remain until the road is repaired. AC bunds in place to prevent with further scouring.

#45 Rayner Road -

  • Tension cracking and vertical displacement have occurred at this location – Based on Geotechnical assessment, it is inferred that this landslip could continue a significant distance below the road corridor into the adjacent private properties.
  • Nearby SW network will need to be reviewed during the Design phase.
  • Traffic cones/ Weight limits have been placed on the road and will remain until the works are completed.

#47 Rayner Road  - Further geotech investigation requested by the contractor - AT is waiting on costs & programme to validate

 47 Rayner Road

9 June 2023

AEM cordon will be reduced to "soft cordon" from midday Mon 12 June. Residents only access and weight restrictions will still apply.

18 April 2023

  • Open - Residents only (closed to the public). The full length of the road is now open with the following conditions - Restricted to light vehicles and residents & emergency services access only. AEM controlled.
  • We will continue to monitor the stability of the road, and complete further assessments, as we work on the plan for permanent repairs.

Seaview Road: Open - Residents only (closed to the public). Residents & Emergency services access only. AEM controlled.

Seaview Road, Piha

Access open to the public