Culvert replacement to temporarily close road

10/07/2019 9:35 a.m.

​​10 July 2019

A section of Owairaka Valley Road will be closed from 9am on Monday 15th July ​for up to two weeks, while work is done to replace a culvert under the road. 

The work includes replacing the existing steel culvert with a new concrete pipe.

Owairaka Valley Road will be closed between Arapuni Road and Mellsop Road while the work is completed. Detours are via Mellsop Road and are expected to add four minutes to travel times.  

Waipa District Council’s road corridor manager Bryan Hudson said while the culvert is nearing the end of its life, recent heavy rain had made the work more urgent. 

“This work is essential to protect and strengthen the road from future heavy weather. We thank everyone for their patience while the work is completed.”

Residents will be able to access their properties during the works but emergency vehicles will need to follow the detour. 

The work will be completed by Schick Civil Construction and is expected to cost $160,000.

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