At Last, a New Bridge from the KCDC
But its Matatua not WaikanaeBy Alan Tristram 25th September 2009
The KCDC says the $2.7million Matatua Bridge in Raumati will be officially opened next Tuesday ,September 29, after eight months’ work.
Kapiti Coast District Council’s Assets & Services Group Manager, Gary Simpson says: “Mayor Jenny Rowan will officiate — and we are inviting locals and business people who have been inconvenienced by the construction.
“It’s a good opportunity for us to thank the people who have been so patient during the demolition of the old triple-cell culvert, the pile driving and the construction.”
He adds: :”And we want to thank the contractors who have done a difficult job under challenging winter conditions.”
The sides of the Wharemauku Stream between the twin-cell and old triple cell culvert were rebuilt, with piles being driven into the sand using vibrating pile-driving.
Mr Simpson says the road is now open but a temporary speed restriction is in place until the road markings can be finished.
(Editor’s Note: The ‘Waikanae’ Bridge in the headline refers to the WLR second bridge over the Waikanae River, which has just been further delayed by the Government’s Expressway plans)