The Aramoho Rail Bridge underpass, which has been closed for four years, will not be reopened, with the Whanganui District Council saying repairs will cost too much.

The underpass, which had provided an alternative route for vehicles to and from Aramoho if the stretch of Somme Pde over the rail line could not be used, has been closed since the 2015 flood.

Ross Fallen, who used to live in Aramoho, said he was concerned that the council had not told residents about its intention to permanently close the underpass.

"I think it's somewhat contradictory and flies in face of future

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