Restoring access to rural communities cut off by the Cyclone remains one of Hastings District Council’s most significant priorities in our emergency response, with near 100 teams working on various sites across the district. Several roads have been reopened, while assessment, planning and construction of remaining sites continue.
Roads reopened (essential services and residents only):
Residents across the region are reminded that repaired rural roads are restricted to local residents and emergency and construction traffic.
As of March 6, these rural roads have planned work with estimated reopening dates:
The following bridges and roads are still waiting on information and updates will be supplied as soon as details become available:
Bailey Bridges will play a vital role in the recovery response, providing temporary access to isolated areas. Sites where bridges have been destroyed are being assess for technical and engineering suitability:
Other sites in progress (but not complete) are:
While access is being progressed, isolated communities will continue to received helicopter and ground drops of vital supplies and essentials. Further information will be provided as updates comes to hand.
For the latest roading updates please refer to www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/road-works
6 March 2023
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