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Bridge Road update—Monday 5pm: Birchville bridge collapse

Birchville bridge collapse information – Monday 5:00pm Update Contractors continue to make excellent progress on the alternative access track and it is on target for completion on time.It is expected that the first phase (to widen the track) should be completed by the end of this week, and the sealing by the end of the… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Sunday 1/11: Birchville bridge collapse

Birchville bridge collapse information – Sunday 12:00 Update Contractors continue to make excellent progress on the alternative access track and it is on target for completion on time. Until this track is complete, rubbish cannot be collected and residents are advised to hold their rubbish at their properties until we can arrange a contractor to… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Saturday: Birchville bridge collapse

Contractors are now working to widen the track, making it more accessible. Bridge Street residents are able to walk through the track (approximately 20-30 minute walk) but need to take care with the machinery operating in the area. Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the track. The previous update… Read more »

Bridge Road update —Friday: Birchville bridge collapse

There has been no change from the previous update (at midday Friday) Our Birchville residents can expect an information sheet delivered to them this evening. We will make every attempt to deliver this personally, to each household; however, if you are not at home or do not come to the door, this information sheet will… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Friday 30/1: Birchville bridge collapse

Upper Hutt City Council’s Asset Management team has worked with engineers and local emergency services to better understand the cause of the bridge failure and to restore the services severed by the collapse. These teams have also completed initial assessment of alternative access to the Birchville community isolated by the bridge collapse, and are now… Read more »

Bridge Road update—8pm: Birchville bridge collapse

We are working to restore water supply and expect that services will resume in the next few hours. Residents are advised to run water until it is clear, once water is back on. Water is currently being provided to residents by hose; it is important for all residents to boil water before drinking. Read more »

Bridge Road update—4pm: Birchville bridge collapse

Alternative routes for residents to access their properties are being investigated; it is important that people do not attempt to cross the river at any stage, nor look for alternate tracks. Due to this collapse, water and gas services have been cut to this neighbourhood; Sewage was discharging into the river from pipes impacted by… Read more »

Bridge Road: Birchville bridge collapse

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 29 October 2015 — The bridge at Bridge Road (Birchville, Upper Hutt) collapsed at approximately 11:00am on Thursday morning isolating households and interrupting localised services. Upper Hutt City Council’s Asset Management team of engineers have completed a preliminary assessment of the collapse and are now working with specialised bridge engineers and… Read more »

4:20 PM UPDATE Akatarawa Road now open

4:20 PM UPDATE Akatarawa Road is now open. Akatarawa Road closed to through traffic There has been a large slip reported 3 km north of Staglands which has closed Akatarawa Road. Staglands Wildlife Reserve is still accessible from Upper Hutt. We will update as more information comes to light. Read more »

Registrations now open for the Kiwiana Christmas Santa Parade

Upper Hutt community groups and businesses are invited to register their float entries for the 2015 Upper Hutt Santa Parade via the Upper Hutt City Council website. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 OCT 2015—Upper Hutt residents continue to turn out in force to enjoy this much-loved and growing community event. This year, a giant buzzy… Read more »