Large repair bill for slips on Coast roads

South Ave

Auckland Transport expects to spend almost $1.2 million on repairs to roads on the Hibiscus Coast that have been damaged by slips caused by heavy rain.

The most expensive repair is at South Avenue in Whangaparaoa (HM August 16), where the cliff over a small cave at Little Manly is subsiding, taking the road down with it. This is expected to cost in the region of $290,000 to repair and may require building a retaining wall. Other works on local roads caused by slips are at Duck Creek Road in Stillwater, Roberts Road/Hobbs Road in Gulf Harbour, Maire Road, Orewa and Waiwera Road.

Road slips: estimated costs
• 236 Duck Creek Road, Stillwater, $151,910. This repair is currently out to the market for pricing • 320 Duck Creek Road, Stillwater, $233,838. This repair was to be completed last month • 2 Roberts Road, Gulf Harbour (Hobbs Road), $120,000. Planned completion this week, October 2 • 320 Maire Road, Orewa, $142,000. Planned completion by December • 8–12 Waiwera Road, Waiwera, $235,000. Planned completion by December • 9 South Avenue, Manly, $290,000. Design finalised. Went to market for pricing last month • Total cost: $1,172,748


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