Rocks soil Mt Eden Road
Large rocks littering Mt Eden Road are putting commuters and pedestrians at risk.
Residents in Three Kings say they’re sick of picking up large rocks off the road over fears they may cause a serious accident.
It’s uncertain where the rocks come from, however Puketapapa Local Board deputy chair Harry Doig says it could be trucks entering Three Kings Quarry.
Fletcher Building owns the An average of 165 trucks enter the site on a daily basis - Fletcher’s
quarry but does not operate all the trucks using the site.
A spokesperson says they’re reviewing operations to determine if any additional measures need to be introduced.
‘‘All trucks carting for [Fletcher’s subsidiary] GBC Winstone are only used if they have covers.
‘‘While we have many measures in place to prevent rocks dislodging from the tyres of trucks leaving our site we cannot control the measures other companies put in place for trucks leaving their sites and entering our facility.’’
Neighbours claim the material doesn’t always make it, saying they’ve seen rocks falling off trucks heading into the quarry.
‘‘I’m forever picking up rocks. It’s been an ongoing issue for months if not years,’’ Doig says.
‘‘The biggest operation in the area is the quarry and the Special Housing Area so it’s the only logical explanation of where it’s coming from.’’
Between 67 and 304 trucks have dumped landfill material into the quarry on a daily basis for the past several years.
Fletcher’s says the quarry has comprehensive safety measures.
‘‘We have cameras, wheel washes, daily checks and a designated employee assigned to checking compliance.’’
Rocks found on the road are cleared and entered in an incident register, Fletcher’s says.
Doig says the ‘‘dangerous rocks’’ found range upwards of a few kilograms.
‘‘If these come off the top of the truck it would do serious damage to a following car. It could cause a serious accident.’’
Doig and fellow board member Michael Wood have informed Fletcher’s of their concerns.
Harry Doig Puketapapa Local Board deputy chair Harry Doig is sick of finding dangerous rocks on the road near Three Kings Quarry.