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

Read the North Urban Flood Recovery Update - May 2024 and keep updated on the progress of the repair work in your area. 

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

To report new issues, please contact us.

Gills Road, Albany

May 2024

Gills Road is now open!

Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding while we carried out necessary slip repair works and restored a safe connection into Albany village and beyond.

Completed slip repairs on Gills Road, Albany

Completed slip repairs on Gills Road, Albany

April 2024

Unfortunately the site team have encountered hard ground material, slowing down their progress as they hit the home stretch. Two additional piles also had to be added to strengthen the area, and so taking into account this, the retaining wall itself is now likely to be complete around 25 April.

The team will then be installing a new guard rail to make this narrow, windy stretch of road safter and prevent run-off-road type crashes. The last bit of tidying up the site will also happen at this point including repairing the road seal and new road marking.

The target date to open the road is now 3 May – the team are working very hard to open sooner than this – please check back here for updates.

March 2024 

Work has progressed well this month with all the large steel H beams for the piles now in place. The team at Fulton Hogan are now working on tying back the anchors that go under the road. Despite a few setbacks with the weather and poor ground conditions, it is on track to reopen in April with the next few weeks focused on finishing off the retaining wall, drainage and installing a guard rail.

February 2024

Trees and vegetation have been trimmed on the road heading to the bridge. There are a lot of services underground and overhead in this area that the team need to carefully work around - including some that are not on plans.  Steel H piles are being installed to support the slip area.

January 2024 

Our contractor Fulton Hogan has begun repair works on the lower section of Gills Road to mitigate further damage and ensure the road is fit for purpose in the future. 

This site repair is significant and requires large piles and anchors to be installed to retain the embankment (see similar works in the image below). We have closed this section of Gills Road to allow large machines to work safely within the limited work space available on this narrow section of road. 

Works began on Monday 29 January and we expect them to continue until early April.

Works similar to this will take place on Gills Road
Works similar to this will take place on Gills Road
Gills Road Works Site
Site where works will take place

 

Time to complete: 10 weeks, weather dependent.  

Access restrictions: No vehicles are allowed through the section where works are being undertaken. These restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day. Pedestrians will continue to have access through the site. 

  • There will be changes to your usual route driving down into Albany Village which will add to your journey time. To keep you and our team safe, please follow the instructions of the onsite traffic control team and plan ahead. 
  • All heavy plant machinery and equipment will stay onsite during the works. As the road is very narrow in the section where the works are taking place, the machinery will occupy both lanes, necessitating the road closure. 
  • This work involves machinery which can create noise, vibration and dust. All efforts will be made to minimise these disturbances as much as practically possible. Works will only be carried out during daylight hours, Monday to Friday, and some Saturdays if required. 
  • To ensure the safety of you and your whānau, please keep young children and animals well supervised and away from the work area.

December 2023 

Vector has carried out works to secure the leaning power pole and install a switch to divert power from the overhead lines. This piece of work was necessary to ensure the site is safe to undertake the slip repair works.

Hinemoa Terrace, Birkenhead

Road status: Closed, Access only for residents.

Repairs to a huge slip on Hinemoa Terrace began in early February and will take three months to complete.  Before the Fulton Hogan team could start, Vector, Chorus and Watercare needed to move their services.  

In addition to the large slip face, the road has slumped along almost the entire length. The team has started the construction of the timber retaining wall at the end of the slumping and are working towards the main slip area.  Rock has been placed at the base of the slip where the ground condition is weak.

15 February 2024

Construction is progressing well with piling underway to support a retaining wall.

2 February 2024

  • Contractors are moving equipment to the site prior to starting construction work next week.
  • Due to the narrowness of Hinemoa Terrace, and large machinery required for the repairs, access to properties will be restricted at times.
  • All vehicles will need to park outside of the works area on Hinemoa Street.

January 2024

  • Utility works in progress.
  • Wall construction works to start early February.

December 2023

Final designs completed.

20 July 2023

Awaiting Vector and Chorus service relocations and new streetlight layout

3 May 2023

  • Geotechnical testing is complete, and our contractor Fulton Hogan is now working on the final designs and specifications.
  • We’re currently working with Vector to find the best solution for the location of power lines.
  • Road status – closed in both directions.

26 April 2023

  • Finalising design with community board support.
  • Road status – closed, open to residents only.

Marine Parade Reserve, Bayswater

Road status: Open.

Sir Peter Blake Parade, adjacent to Marine Parade, was damaged by a slip as a result of the storm events in early 2023. A new 30 metre timber retaining wall will be constructed next to the carpark access road.

March 2024

There has been good progress on the retaining wall to hold back the slip towards the main road.  Old steel railings and rock have been found during the excavations.

22 February 2024

Work is scheduled to begin next week to repair the slip, which is expected to take around five weeks.

  • Work will take place between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday, from 26 February 2024.
  • Marine Parade Reserve carpark will remain closed to pedestrians and vehicles for the duration of the works.
  • Access through Sir Peter Blake Parade will be narrowed during the works. AT contractors will use a mix of temporary
    traffic management including a lower speed limit and shoulder closure, with stop/go at times.
  • Traffic controllers will help to manage pedestrian access. Please follow all signs and traffic directions.
  • On street parking will be limited while the works are undertaken.

Paremoremo Road, Lucas Heights

Road status: Open - Single Lane.

March 2024

Three of the four major slips along Paremoremo Road are now complete.  

January 2024

Repairs to the Paremoremo Site 2 are now complete and a new guardrail has been installed. 

December 2023

Work started in November on site #2 on Paremoremo Road.  A massive slip reduced the road to one lane in this location.  The scale of the slip can be seen in the image immediately below.  Fulton Hogan on behalf of Auckland Transport are installing a new 70m timber retaining wall.  This wall consists of 46 timber poles along with 40 12-metre long anchors.  The retaining wall is now finished and the team are working on the pavement and new footpath through December.

Photo Credit: Fulton Hogan and Auckland Transport

Ridge Road, Lucas Heights

Road status: Open to Residents Only.

March 2024

Work started in October 2023 on Ridge Road to repair two major slips along the road.  A timber piled retaining wall has been installed across the two slip sites. This work was completed in January, and the team is now working on pavement and drainage.

December 2023

Work started in October on Ridge Road to repair two major slips along the road. Great progress has been made installing two timber piled retaining walls. The team are now focused on stabilising the road area itself.  Two failed stormwater pipes will also be replaced before the final pavement is repaired prior to reopening.

In a very unique situation, the only way for a young neighbour Tyler Parker to get to his school bus each day is to walk through the construction site.  Every morning and every afternoon, our traffic controller on this site stops the works and escorts Tyler to and from home.  

Check out this feel-good video on LinkedIn here.

4 October 2023

Works will begin on 9 October 2023 and we expect works will take six months to complete, weather dependant.

There will be restrictions to the traffic with lane closures and detours in place.  Hours of work are 7am – 7pm Monday to Saturday.

6 September 2023

Plans at the slip sites on Ridge Road are still being finalised, working on resolutions to the gas line and power sources. 

20 July 2023

Designs have been completed for 2 adjacent sites on Ridge Road. Construction planning is in progress

25 May 2023

  • We are currently undertaking geotechnical testing and initial designs to build several retaining walls to support the road where slips have occurred
  • We will begin works in early 2024 and expect to be finished by Mid 2024
  • Road status: One lane open

Riverhaven Drive, Wade Heads

Road status: Open

March 2024

Work started at Riverhaven Drive in January 2024.  The long in-ground pole retaining wall with top concrete beam is now complete.  Further resilience work to create down embankment drainage will be completed in March 2024.

Scott Road, Stillwater

Road status: Closed

March 2024

Works got underway in Scott Road in February, with piling one of the first tasks.  The team are constructing a timber retaining wall.  Works are expected to be completed during April.

Tauhinu Road and The Close, Greenhithe

Road status: Open - Single Lane.

March 2024

Concrete blocks have been placed in a terraced arrangement within the deep gully. The team are now working on the footpaths and pavement. The site will be fully planted once stabilised.

December 2023

Works are in progress at the intersection of Tauhinu Road and The Close in Greenhithe. Repairs will consist of placing concrete blocks in a terraced arrangement within the deep gully. The site will be fully planted once stabilised.  This is a large and steep site for the team and will take several months to complete.  It is currently programmed for completion April 2024.

Photo Credit: Auckland Transport and Fulton Hogan

4 October 2023

Works began on 2 October 2023 and we expect works will take up to March 2024 to complete, weather dependant. The works consist of constructing a stepped arrangement of block walls to protect the road from future stream damage.

There will be restrictions to the traffic with lane closures and detours in place.  Hours of work are 7am – 7pm Monday to Saturday.

Residents have been informed via a letter drop sent 29 September 2023.

Twin Wharf Road, Herald Island

Road status: Open - Single Lane.

January 2024

Final design is being reviewed.

20 July 2023

Preliminary design is being reviewed.

3 May 2023

  • We are currently undertaking geotechnical testing and initial designs to build a new retaining wall to replace the previous wall that has collapsed.
  • We plan to begin construction in early 2024 and, weather permitting expect to be finished by mid 2024.
  • Road status – one lane open.

Wade River Road, Stanmore Bay

Road status: Open - Single Lane.

January 2024

Design in being finalised.

20 July 2023

Design in progress.

25 May 2023

  • We are currently undertaking geotechnical testing and initial designs to build a new retaining wall to replace the damaged one
  • We plan to begin construction in early 2024 and, weather permitting, expect to be finished by mid 2024
  • Road status: One lane open

Upcoming construction

December 2023

New construction works are currently planned to start on the following roads over the next month or so: 

  • Paremoremo Road, Paremoremo (site 4 - currently relocating services)

  • Twin Wharf Road, Herald Island

  • Masterton Road, Rothesay Bay Beach

  • John Brian Drive, Redvale, site 1

  • Wade River Road, Wade Heads, Whangaparaoa

  • Duck Creek Road, Stillwater.

Please note all works are subject to changes due to a number of factors such as weather, resourcing and delivery of supplies.  Information contained here is for general purposes only to provide a guide as to works this month.