A communications network has been set up with the residents of Kinikini Road following a civil engineer’s assessment of a block failure of this entire section of the road.
Council is still allowing light vehicle access for Kinikini Road residents when the conditions allow.
Cracks have appeared at the Taylor’s Bay end of the road and Geotechnical Engineers have advised Council to close the road in the event of a rain storm.
Transport Asset Manager Libby Young says the road is not secure and residents on Kinikini Road are advised that there will be short-term and long-term closures planned in the future.
“We would like to encourage all other members of the public to keep away from the area, we are only allowing access for residents who have light vehicles when conditions permit,” Ms Young says.
“Civil engineers have determined that due to the steepness of the slope and likely slip surface there is a risk of rapid failure of the slip, especially during large storm waves and after rainfall events or extended periods of wet weather.
“It is therefore recommended that the road is closed during these times.”
More details around the slump and access to Kinikini Road will be outlined in public communications as it becomes availiable.
If you require any further information regarding this road, you can contact Ms Young on 06 838 7309.
31 October 2018
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