Work on bridges damaged in the April storm is ongoing with contractors completing construction at Rerewhakaaitu bridge 3 this week.

Rotorua Lakes Council said from Tuesday, October 23 contractors will move to Rerewhakaaitu bridge 2.

The road closure currently in place at bridge 3 will be shifted to bridge 2 for the duration of the repair work, which is likely to be four to five weeks, weather permitting.

Rerewhakaaitu bridge 3 repairs. Photo / Supplied
Rerewhakaaitu bridge 3 repairs. Photo / Supplied

The localised detour currently in place via Yankee Rd/Northern Boundary Rd will remain in place.

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Property access from October 23 will be as follows:

• 396 – 505 Rerewhakaaitu Rd: All access via Yankee Rd / Ashpit Rd
• 51 – 300 Rerewhakaaitu Rd: All access via SH38 / Brett Rd

All property owners between the two bridges, bridges 2 and 3, are being advised by letter about the road closure changes.

Rotorua Lakes Council thanked the residents for their ongoing patience while the works are being carried out.

Rerewhakaaitu bridge 3 repairs. Photo / Supplied
Rerewhakaaitu bridge 3 repairs. Photo / Supplied

For any questions or concerns people can contact the council via 07 348 4199 or info@rotorualc.nz