Rockfall risk removable

LETTER

The Mayor seems to be unaware that countries all over Europe successfully protect their highways against avalanche and rockfall by the appropriate engineering works.

If a fraction of the monies spent on Auckland had been used in the Waioeka, the stretch where rockfall is a problem could have been dealt with years ago.

Rockfall protection is not new science. It has been evident for some time that more effort has been required than a few token mesh fences.

In Europe the lack of protection would be seen as negligent and an unacceptable risk, both to life and transport links.

The fuss made over the replacement of a one-lane bridge, which has never been closed directly, would have been better directed at dealing with the hugely obvious rockfall risk which has repeatedly cut this road over the years.

Roger Handford

The Mayor seems to be unaware that countries all over Europe successfully protect their highways against avalanche and rockfall by the appropriate engineering works.

If a fraction of the monies spent on Auckland had been used in the Waioeka, the stretch where rockfall is a problem could have been dealt with years ago.

Rockfall protection is not new science. It has been evident for some time that more effort has been required than a few token mesh fences.

In Europe the lack of protection would be seen as negligent and an unacceptable risk, both to life and transport links.

The fuss made over the replacement of a one-lane bridge, which has never been closed directly, would have been better directed at dealing with the hugely obvious rockfall risk which has repeatedly cut this road over the years.

Roger Handford

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Turei Kaa - 2 months ago
State Highway 2 has nothing to do with the council breatha, you're on the wrong track. Try the NZ Transport Agency man, then you'll be on the right road, hello.

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