Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Bealey Ave resealing next stage in roading programme

Bealey Ave resealing next stage in roading programme

The smoothing of a 1.4km stretch of Bealey Avenue this summer is a major project in Christchurch City Council’s $176 million, citywide road resealing programme.

The 10-year road resealing programme is part of a wider Council strategy of ongoing repairs and maintenance to roads, underground pipes and footpaths after the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) winds down at the end of the year.

Council’s City Services General Manager David Adamson says the Council has prepared a programme of road, footpath and pipe repairs to follow the work of SCIRT. Funding has been allocated for the work, which has already started and will be carried out over coming years.

A number of key city roads are scheduled to be smoothed and resealed this financial year, including:

• Bealey Avenue from Papanui Road to Barbadoes Street on the north side and Colombo to Barbadoes on the south. Work to start early 2017.

• Marine Parade in New Brighton from Beresford to Shackleton, with work to start before Christmas.

• Hawke Street in New Brighton from Marine Parade to Keyes Road, with work to start before Christmas.

“The city and ratepayers can only afford so much each year, so we’ll prioritise the most essential work first in both our roading and three waters programmes.

'We'll prioritise the most essential work first.'

"SCIRT has done a fantastic job to finish the rebuild work it was tasked with by Council and Central Government back in 2011. Now the Council is ready to pick up the mantle and carry out the remaining work as part of our ongoing maintenance renewal programmes.”

A significant part of SCIRT’s focus was on repairing water and waste pipes buried under the roads. In many cases, the roads were made safe and functional, then patched. The Council will now reseal and smooth these roads, focusing first on the Central City and eastern suburbs.

The road resealing is part of the Council’s $1 billion, 10-year total roading programme across the city which includes the Accessible City, Sumner Lyttelton Corridor and Major Cycleways projects. The budget includes $15.6 million for footpath repairs, which were not generally included in SCIRT’s programme.

At present, the Council is using standard maintenance and capital programme contracts to deliver the work. However it is considering a range of options to speed-up work and ensure it delivers all the projects set out in its $450 million capital programme this financial year.

"The Council has committed to a significant programme of work in its 10-year Long Term Plan. We are confident we will achieve what we have said we will do, and we’re looking at new ways of working to ensure this happens,” Mr Adamson says.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Why Herd Immunity Isn’t A Valid Option, And What’s With Our Reluctance To Wear Masks?

Herd immunity has recently bounced back into the headlines as a tool for managing Covid-19, and as a supposed alternative to lockdowns. In the US, a group of scientists was recently brought together in the town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts by a think tank funded by the Koch brothers. The assembled scientists signed the so called Barrington Declaration, which promotes herd immunity as a rational means of re-opening US public schools and the economy at large... More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On National Being Shafted By Its Own Creation

As it licks its wounds, let’s hope the National Party can still find time to look back with some pride at what it has achieved in Epsom. The Act Party’s nationwide success on Saturday night has been a tribute to National’s foresight, and to its ... More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: 'Fruitful Discussions ... Further Discussions To Have'

The Green Party says there is a negotiation going on with the Labour Party, but there are more discussions to be had. More>>

ALSO:


Border: No Changes To Border Exemptions After Fishing Crew Test Covid-19 Positive

The cases were detected after routine day three testing but the immigration minister and air commodore agree there's no need to change border exemptions. More>>

PSA: Labour-Led Government Has Mandate For Transformation, Equality And Transparency

The Public Service Association welcomes the progressive electoral landslide New Zealand voters delivered on Saturday, and the union says its members look forward to implementing policies that reduce poverty and inequality, support affordable housing ... More>>

ALSO:


Stats NZ: New Report Shows Significant Changes To New Zealand’s Climate

Climate change is already happening in New Zealand and could have a profound impact on future generations of New Zealanders, a new report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ says. Our atmosphere and climate 2020 , released today, includes analysis ... More>>

ALSO:

Judith Collins: Obese People Must Take Responsibility For 'personal Choices'

National Party leader Judith Collins has described obesity as a weakness and says people should not 'blame systems for personal choices'. More>>

Māori Party: Poll Reveals Tamihere On Cusp Of Historic Māori Movement Election Victory

John Tamihere’s election campaign is on the rise and on track to return the Māori Party to parliament, a new Māori TV poll has revealed. The poll released on 11 October during the seventh and final Māori TV Maori Electoral campaign coverage has Tamihere ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Four-Year Terms Of Parliament, And On How The US Courts Are Dismantling Democracy

Last week, the issue of four-year parliamentary terms surfaced again. Infuriatingly, it is being discussed purely in terms of its convenience for political parties. They’d get so much more time to enact their policies, free of scrutiny or sanction by voters ... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels