What to expect while work happens – and night closure coming up next week
Next Wednesday 17 January, weather depending, we will need to close the road overnight (11pm to 5am on Thursday) while a temporary structure for the seawall is craned into place to prevent erosion into the harbour while the strengthening work is done.
The work should only take one night, but if required a similar closure could happen the following night too.
The road will go down to one lane with stop/go traffic management at Little Karaka Bay during work hours (9am to 4pm) and at Balaena Bay 24/7 from the following week (about 23 January).
Temporary traffic lights will be in place at nights in Balaena Bay for two to three months, and there will be work going on at nights at times as some work can only be done at low tide.
A 30km/h speed limit is in place between Balaena Bay and Little Karaka Bay to keep everyone safe.
At Balaena Bay, the footpath in the immediate work area will be closed so pedestrians will have to use the footpath on the hill side. There will be a temporary pedestrian crossing in place with signs for drivers and traffic management staff will be there to help during work hours.