Work Recommences at Titoki Sands Quarry
16 January 2013
Work Recommences at Titoki Sands
Work has resumed on the entranceway to the
Titoki Sands quarry in Tamahere.
During January and
February Tauwhare Road will be widened, a footpath installed
and a retaining wall will be built. Other works will also
be carried out to improve access to the site.
District Council Roading & Projects general manager Ian
Gooden said the entranceway work will cause minor delays to
“Motorists are likely to encounter a minor
delay on Tauwhare Road while work is undertaken on the
quarry entranceway. We anticipate the work will be completed
by the end of March, in the meantime we are asking motorists
to please be patient while these works are being carried
out,” he said.
Site preparation for the 51ha quarry
began in early November with the removal of trees and the
start of erosion and sediment control works at the quarry
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