WHY SO LONG?
The gorge, what a ridiculous state of affairs.
Words can not convey the situation as seen by the public.
Never before have we had ‘gorge’ closures resulting from medium rock falls continue so long after the rock fall.
Is this a cheeky cavalier approach to all users saying they’ve got use to it now it doesn’t matter how long the inconvenience continues?
The so called geo-tech examination in no way can be a exact science, ie. ‘that bit might slip’ ‘that bit looks OK’.
Put some netting up, then we get another weather event and hello hello another slip in between, ‘that wasn’t supposed to happen!!’.
Have our journos been invited to walk along the road and have the geo-tech thing explained?
This looks like an indictment of our engineering ability and physical capability to correct things.
If there was some valuable heavy product at Woodville that Palmerston North needed to be trucked over continuously every day would things have taken this long?
However, we might be surprised and discover a new suspended road down the middle. Byron Husband Palmerston North