Still a one-track highway

STILL ONE LANE: The main road into Mahia is still down to one lane, due to a slip in May. Pictures by Liam Clayton
The council says it cannot determine how long it will take before the road is safely reopened to two lanes and is still assessing long-term solutions.

WAIROA District Council is assessing an existing slip plane on the Nuhaka-Opoutama Road, at the eastern end of Black’s Beach (commonly known as the Blowhole).

Signs of movement on the road were observed at the end of May when a significant crack formed across and through the centre line.

For the short term, a single-lane road is being moved towards the existing KiwiRail line.

WAIROA District Council is assessing an existing slip plane on the Nuhaka-Opoutama Road, at the eastern end of Black’s Beach (commonly known as the Blowhole).

Signs of movement on the road were observed at the end of May when a significant crack formed across and through the centre line.

For the short term, a single-lane road is being moved towards the existing KiwiRail line.

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