Bridge closes for re­pairs

Waitaki Herald - - NEWS -

The Gem­mells Cross­ing Bridge will be closed for 48 hours from Tues­day, March 3 for re­pairs.

The re­pairs have been ar­ranged by the Waitaki Dis­trict Coun­cil and are re­quired to fix a hole that has formed in a con­crete panel on the bridge deck.

‘‘ We apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience, how­ever, we are con­fi­dent there will be min­i­mal dis­rup­tion to mo­torists,’’ act­ing road­ing manager Mark Re­nal­son said.

‘‘Forty-eight hours is re­quired to make the re­pair and al­low the deck to cure. Once re-opened, a tem­po­rary speed limit will be in place for a fur­ther seven days when cross­ing the bridge.’’

Al­ter­nate routes will be via Kakanui Val­ley Rd and Round­hill Rd.

Cross­ing a bridge: Waitaki Dis­trict Coun­cil will be re­pair­ing the Gem­mells Cross­ing Bridge from March 3.

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