Ten down, five to go
The Transport Agency’s Tasman Journeys team has almost completed work on the first of two stages of work. Ahead of the completion, the project team with representatives from the Transport Agency, Beca, Fulton Hogan and Tasman Journeys completed a walkover of the ten initial sites to inspect the job and check off any last remaining areas that need attention.
Project manager Reece Foster says the huge effort by the project team has been helped immeasurably by a hugely understanding and patient community.
“When we first saw this site immediately after Gita, everyone was wondering how on earth we were ever going to get the road repaired and reopened. I’m really proud of the work that the team has accomplished, and the enthusiastic and professional way that they’ve gone about the job. We know we’ve still got a big job ahead of us, and we’ll be doing everything we can to get the hill back to normal as quickly as we can.”
Work on the five remaining sites, which are significantly more damaged, will be starting shortly.