23 May 2019
Erosion work will continue this week to stabilise the banks of the Mangaohoi Stream.
Part of Pioneer Walk in Te Awamutu will be temporarily closed from Friday (24 May) while work is done to strengthen the stream’s banks and widen parts of the track. The track will be closed from the Mutu Street access to the western pedestrian bridge near the netball courts for four weeks while the work is done.
Emergency repairs were undertaken in April last year to stablise the banks after 12 months of storm events left part of the bank unstable. But further work is now needed to prevent future erosion.
Work will include reinstating the timber retaining wall and building up the bank with extra material. Once completed the affected track will be widened from 1.5 metres to 3 metres, in line with the rest of the walkway.
Pedestrian access will still be available over the pedestrian bridge near Mutu Street and through Memorial Park.
Photo caption: Part of Pioneer Walk will be strengthened to protect it from further erosion.