The following update on the Ngaio Gorge Road repair has been provided by Wellington City Council.
Construction work to repair the Ngaio Gorge slip from a landslide is set to start mid-October 2020 and will take two years to complete. Fulton Hogan Limited has been engaged in construction work.
We planned to start this in March 2020 but COVID- 19 put a stop to that. Given we have to relocate lizards prior to construction and the need to do this when they are wide awake and out of hibernation means we cannot start this work until October (as per wildlife consent conditions).
Work will give priority to the construction of three retaining walls to realign the road. Once that is completed the Council is to continue stabilising the lower and upper slip sites and remove the concrete barriers and shipping containers. The Ngaio Gorge road will be down to one lane for the duration of the project and will be controlled by traffic signals. There will be impacts on traffic while the work is underway. We will monitor traffic flows, particularly during the morning and evening commuter peaks to minimise the impact on people’s journey times. Crews will be working between 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday from mid-Oct 2020 until mid-Oct 2022
Wellington City Council