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Scenic Drive closed for repairs

Media Release

May 12, 2009
Scenic Drive closed for repairs

Part of Scenic Drive will be closed on weekdays for two weeks as Waitakere City Council repairs the road damaged by a major landslip last winter.

The road between Shaw Rd and West Coast Road will closed from 6.30am Monday 11 May to 8.00pm Friday 15 May and again from 6.30am Monday 18 May and 8.00pm 22 May. The road is open on the weekends.

People can still access Arataki Information Centre from West Coast Road or Scenic Drive.

The slip occurred 500 metres from Arataki on the northern side of the road and parts of it have become unstable. Visible signs of this instability include a large crack and slumping of the road surface.

HEB Contractors will carry out remedial work which involves improving drainage by installing boreholes and a buttress drain under the road to reduce the risk of further movement of the slope and repairing the road surface.

The cost of the repairs is around $140,000 with the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) providing a 43 per cent subsidy.


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