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Walkers to watch for Anzac Cliff work

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Horizons Regional Council

Friday 3 October, 2014

Walkers to watch for Anzac Cliff work

Safety fencing is in place beside the Bridle Track at Albert Street, as the next stage in the proposed project to realign the Manawatu River and stabilise Anzac Cliffs gets underway.

Horizons Regional Council project engineer Derek McKee says Horizons recently awarded a contract for the supply 43,000 tonne of rock.

“Trucks will be delivering rock to the site between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday and 7.30am and 1.30 pm Saturday,” says Mr McKee.

“We’d like to ask people to watch out for trucks as they walk between the Anzac Cliff and Albert Street area as we are unable to fence off the shared pathway to the site. However, we have erected safety fencing around the construction site and put up a considerable amount of signage to alert walkers of possible truck movements.”

Mr McKee says the gate at the end of Albert Street may be open at times to allow trucks site to come and go between loads but access is for construction purposes only.

“We have also awarded a contract for the substantial channel realignment and rock placement work which is expected to begin in approximately two weeks. Activity on site will then gradually build up to a high level by the end of October/early November and will progress through until the end of May 2015,” says Mr McKee.

The substantial channel realignment and associated earthworks, which will reduce the slope of and stabilise the cliff face, involves close collaboration between Horizons, Palmerston North City Council and the Higgins Group, who own land at the top of the cliffs.

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