Kāpiti Coast District Council is hoping to be able to re-open Waterfall Road to traffic and pedestrians in June after it confirmed work is set to go ahead to remediate the slip that has closed the road since early September last year.
Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon said the road at Mackays Crossing and the bottom of Maungakotukutuku Road, had to be closed due to the risk of slope destabilisation and for public safety.
“Council has been working closely with geotechnical experts to design a solution to stabilise the slip face and now we’re ready to get underway with a works programme we expect will take about eight to ten weeks,” Mr Mallon said.
The work is joint-funded by the NZ Transport Agency and the Council and is expected to start in the week beginning 26 March 2018.
Waterfall Road is the designated detour route if State Highway 1 is closed between Mackays Crossing and Poplar Avenue. There is currently no alternative route available.