Coast bridge to close on Monday

Raparapaririki Bridge

RAPARAPARIRIKI Bridge on Tapuaeroa Road near Ruatoria will be closed for maintenance from 8am on Monday.

Depending on the weather, it will be closed until Wednesday while timber planks on the bridge are replaced, said Tairawhiti Roads general manager Dave Hadfield.

“Our contractor, Siteworx Civil, is going to be working 24 hours to minimise disruption to road users."

No bypass route is available. Gisborne District Council has contacted affected landowners where possible.

The routine maintenance is part of the council’s annual bridge maintenance programme.

RAPARAPARIRIKI Bridge on Tapuaeroa Road near Ruatoria will be closed for maintenance from 8am on Monday.

Depending on the weather, it will be closed until Wednesday while timber planks on the bridge are replaced, said Tairawhiti Roads general manager Dave Hadfield.

“Our contractor, Siteworx Civil, is going to be working 24 hours to minimise disruption to road users."

No bypass route is available. Gisborne District Council has contacted affected landowners where possible.

The routine maintenance is part of the council’s annual bridge maintenance programme.

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