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Bay Harbour: October 18, 2017

Bay Harbour: October 18,

FREE Wednesday OCTOBeR 18 2017 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa Black Billed Gull Deb Beesley Your local hills and Bayside specialist. You’ll be sold! M: 027 280 8837 E: deb.beesley LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 GRENADIER Sumner Rd reopening delayed Repair work won’t be finished until 2019 • By Bridget Rutherford THE REOPENING of Sumner Rd has been pushed back by more than a year because the work is more complex than first thought. Bay Harbour News has obtained a memo addressed to elected members and city council staff from city services general manager David Adamson. It said work to reopen the road between Evans Pass Rd and Lyttelton would not be finished until early to mid- 2019. Originally, the New Peter Davie Zealand Transport Agency and city council project being done by McConnell Dowell, was expected to reopen early next year. “We know many people may be frustrated with the later opening date, but this project is about making an important roading link safe, resilient and fit for purpose,” Mr Adamson said in the memo. He said much of the HAZARD: Sumner Rd has been closed since the February 22, 2011, earthquake, and it is now not expected to reopen until 2019. complexity of the work became apparent when contractors were able to access and clear parts of the road. The road has been closed since the February 22, 2011, earthquake due to damage and the risk of rockfall. It is a critical roading link, and heavy vehicles travelling to and from Lyttelton Port of Christchurch have had to use the Lyttelton Tunnel since the closure. LPC chief executive Peter Davie said it was working closely with the city council and NZTA and was aware of the new time frames. He said systems in place to use Lyttelton Tunnel had been working well. “We recognise the importance of the road to the port, especially for oversized and hazardous goods.” Stage one of the work included abseilers scaling the bluffs, identifying unstable and “high-risk” rock, and removing them by levering, air-bagging or blasting. •Turn to page 5 We’ve been trusted to look after hundreds of properties all over Christchurch. You can trust us to look after your’s too. Property Manager of the Year NZ 2015/16 Ray Hastie Manager 027 448 8225 Paula Hastie Assistant Property Manager Local Experts – Citywide Knowledge Phone (03) 331 6755 Chloe McGill Property Manager 021 914 332 Rebekah Whalley Accounts Administrator 03 331 6755 Abbey Nolan Property Manager 027 379 5021 Nominated for Ray White New Zealand Property Management Office of the Year, 2016/17 Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) 20 Hours Free for 3 & 4 yrs old Three age specific rooms plus School prep Teaching room For full information please visit our website Come in for a visit and experience the difference Ph 03 384 9249 108 Port hills Rd, heathcote Valley Lyttelton Tunnel Ferrymead Heritage Park Port Hills Rd Tunnel Rd We are here Bridle Path Rd Martindales Rd