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Bridge Road update—Wednesday 18/11, 4:45pm: Birchville bridge collapse

Good afternoon residents. We have a few updates today, as we have a bit more clarity around how the sealing of the road will impact on your access to the track/temporary road. Weather permitting; the temporary road should be sealed tomorrow (Thursday). During sealing on Thursday the midday convoy option for vehicle access will not… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Friday 13/11, 4pm: Birchville bridge collapse

With vehicle access available for residents at 7.30am and 12pm, and access from Larchmont Grove now available at 12.15pm and 5.30pm, residents are now able to gather groceries and supplies for their households. Online shopping at Countdown is available, but will be for pick up only. Please visit the Countdown website for information on pick… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Friday 13/11, 1.30pm: Birchville bridge collapse

Council has been working with refuse/recycling providers to organise collection and are pleased to say that as of Tuesday 17 November normal weekly collection will recommence using each residence’s contracted provider. Collection on Tuesday will begin around midday, so we are asking all residents to please have their refuse at kerbside by 11:00am to ensure… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Thursday 12/11: Birchville bridge collapse

Progress on Bridge Road is coming along well, with work to seal the road on target for completion late next week. We’re pleased to say that vehicle access for residents has been extended. Access from Bridge Road is now available at 7.30am and 12pm, and access from Larchmont Grove is now available at 12.15pm and… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Wednesday 11/11: Birchville bridge collapse

Bridge Road residents now have some limited vehicle access through the new temporary road connecting their neighbourhood to Larchmont Grove. Starting tomorrow, Thursday 12 November, roading crews will escort a convoy of vehicles out of Bridge Road in the morning, returning again at night. Residents can assemble in their vehicles at the Bridge Road entrance… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Tuesday 10/11: Birchville bridge

Bridge Road residents will be very pleased to hear that the crews working to widen the track to make a temporary road through to Bridge Road have now made it through to the other side. While the unforeseen complications of the extraordinarily large and hard rock did slow progress, the assistance of residents with limiting… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Monday 9/11: Birchville bridge collapse

Our goal to lift the restrictions on times residents could walk through the bluff area of the track was delayed due to come complications to the work being done to widen the track. Contractors were effectively blocked from progressing due to an unusually large and hard rock in the area. Their equipment isn’t designed for… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Friday 6/11: Birchville bridge collapse

Work at the bluff is progressing well and is on track to be completed by the end of Saturday. Once this is done, the restricted pedestrian access in this area will be lifted and residents will be able to walk through uninterrupted. Until this time, this particularly dangerous area is only open to pedestrians for… Read more »

Moonshine accessway to receive a makeover

Upper Hutt City Council, Fergusson Intermediate, and artist Chimp explore design options for a mural makeover due to take place in the Moonshine Bridge pedestrian accessway during November. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 5 November 2015—Creative and enthusiastic students from Fergusson Intermediate took part in a design workshop led by Hutt Valley artist Chimp on October… Read more »

Blue Mountains Road closed: 10:18am

Police have closed Blue Mountains Road due to a broken down truck and trailer. It is expected to be closed for 30 to 45 minutes. UPDATED AT 1.28PM, Friday 6 November 2015 Blue Mountains Road has been cleared and is now open. Read more »