Re­pairs to the walk­way at Man­gonui to be de­layed

The Northland Age - - Local Life / Opinion -

Per­ma­nent re­pairs to a walk­way at Man­gonui have been de­layed so the dis­rup­tion does not af­fect the Last of the Sum­mer Wine Fes­ti­val be­ing held on the wa­ter­front on March 24.

The Far North Dis­trict Coun­cil be­came aware of sub­si­dence that had un­der­mined a sec­tion of the wooden walk­way, foot­path and road be­tween the po­lice sta­tion and the fish shop about two weeks ago.

Con­trac­tor Ful­ton Ho­gan in­stalled scaf­fold­ing be­neath the walk­way to pre­vent fur­ther dam­age.

Pedes­trian and ve­hi­cle ac­cess has also been cor­doned off.

The road would be re­duced to one lane while re­pair work was be­ing car­ried out, a coun­cil spokesman said.

Be­cause of that work would not be­gin un­til the week start­ing March 25, to avoid dis­rupt­ing the fes­ti­val.

That would also take ad­van­tage of low tides that would fall be­tween mid to late­morn­ing that week.

The con­trac­tor was al­ready com­mit­ted to other work dur­ing a sim­i­lar low-tide win­dow ear­lier in March, the spokesman said.

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