Flood destroyed walkway to be replaced

By John Maslin

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: It's been almost a year since the June floods scoured out part of the footpath on Anzac Parade but work has been delayed because NZTA says it's more complicated than first thought.PHOTO/BEVAN CONLEY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: It's been almost a year since the June floods scoured out part of the footpath on Anzac Parade but work has been delayed because NZTA says it's more complicated than first thought.PHOTO/BEVAN CONLEY

Work is expected to start in the next two weeks on repairs to a section of SH3 on Anzac Parade - 10 months after floods damaged a section of the footpath and road.

About 100m of footpath between the Whanganui River and the roadway was scoured when the river flooded on the weekend of June 20-21 last year, under-cutting the footpath between Taylor St and Portal St.

Neil Walker, NZ Transport Agency Regional highways manager, told the Chronicle that finding an option for a permanent repair in this area had been challenging due to the depth of the river and difficulty in anchoring the repair in the river bed.

"But we now have a solution, and weather depending, we expect the construction to start within the next two weeks," Mr Walker said.

He said NZTA had consulted Whanganui District Council on the repair design.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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