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Last modified: 12 Dec 2022 4:37pm

A blue digger scooping earth from a landslip

Motorists are reminded to slow down and be considerate around roadwork sites this summer as efforts to fix damaged roads continue.

Council roading teams have now completed 95 per cent of repairs after heavy rainfall in July caused significant damage to the local roading network. The work has included fixing four bridges, 220km of roads, and more than 3,315 potholes. As part of remedial work at Coes Ford, Council roading contractor HEB Construction has also shifted 35,000 cubic metres of shingle.

More road issues have been reported in urban areas since the floods, and additional workers have been deployed to fix them. These workers are now concentrating on road repairs on all arterial roads.

Adding to the challenges from both the July 2021 and May 2022 weather events, Selwyn also had more than 40 trees blow down in a severe wind event in September this year. Work to remove the trees is ongoing.

Drivers are urged to be mindful of roadworks throughout the district this holiday season, by slowing down, and obeying signs and directions. Roading teams are working hard to repair the network during the busy summer construction period.