Closure of Road - Otara Road (Manawatu District) 30th April 2017
PURSUANT to Section 342 (b) and the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Rangitikei District Council, for the purpose of permitting Manawatu Car Club to hold a sprint race, will close the following road listed hereunder to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period as stated
Road to be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic on 30 April 2017:
0800 – 1700 hours
Roads to be closed
Otara Road – approx. 400M from SH1 to Peka Road (Manawatu District)
During the period of closure, if and when appropriate, provision will be made for ordinary vehicular traffic that would otherwise use the road.
Please if you are organising any stock movements off your farms you must advise your carrier of the location of the construction site so they can plan the route and work around the closure times.
These open times are not guaranteed, so avoiding the construction area if possible by going out the top of the Turakina Valley maybe a safer option. The contractor will try and accommodate small vehicles during the day if it is urgent and they have given them notice the day before. This is not the case for truck and trailers units. We realise that this is an inconvenience for everyone concerned but safety of site staff and road users is of paramount importance and to achieve this may require the road to be closed for a period at short notice.
Good progress is being made with earthworks cutting at the bluff. At the moment the cut bench is wide enough for the digger to sit-on, however, the cut bench at the right hand curve just up from the bluff becomes narrow and the digger will need a platform of soil on the road to complete this section.
The road will be closed through this period. However, this part of the work is subject to having good weather and given the forecast is for some rain, these dates may change. The road closure dates will be reviewed daily.
Should the weather be very wet and the road become slippery, which is likely, then the road will remain closed until the site is made safe for both staff and road users.
The road situation will be reviewed daily and an email sent out late morning.
Any questions please contact Anna.Thompson@rangitikei.govt.nz
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However, the weight restriction of 3,000 axle load and 6,000 kg gross mass will remain in place.
Furthermore, a speed restriction of 10 kph and "no stopping" will apply for all vehicles.