Road, Bridge & Water Notices

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​​Spray Notice

Delta Utility Services Ltd, on behalf of the​ Clutha District Council and Southroad's apply herbicides to pest plants (noxious weeds) and road shoulders.

​​This work is for the Road Maintenance contract 756 and includes roadsides in both urban and rural areas.

Tordon brushkiller and red dye is applied to pest plants. Glyphosate is applied to road shoulders.

​Anticipated spraying areas taking place for the week starting 8 October 2018 include:

Urban Spraying​ (Kerb an​d Channel)

  • None.  Completed.

Total Vegetation Control Spraying (of road shoulder edges)
  • ​Sealed roads :  None.​​​

  • Unsealed Roads : Clinton, West Otago​ Bruce and Clutha.
  • ​​​Pest Plants : None

​​If you have any further questions regarding this, please contact Council on 0800 801 350 or help.desk@cluthadc.govt.nz

Gravel Road Dust Suppression


The Clutha District Council has confirmed through the 2016/17 Annual Plan process that it would not be undertaking any oiling of gravel roads.  Council has confirmed that the following two options are available for residents concerned about dust from gravel roads:
  • Dust Suppression by Applicant - This allows residents to apply to Council to undertake Dust Suppression themselves or to employ a Contractor to undertake this work. 
  • Semi-Permanent Seal - This allows residents to apply to have a Semi–Permanent Seal applied to their section of road. This can be paid in full by the customer (over several years through rates) or Council are prepared to offer 50% assistance for up to 15 sites every year based on priority criteria.   Applications to Council by 1 November 2018​.​​

More information on these options is available here​ or call Council on 0800 801 350 and ask for Melanie Scott, Operations Administrator.

​Steve Hill
CHIEF EXECUTIVE

​​​Temporary Road Closure

​PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10 (clause 11), Notice is given that the Clutha District Council, for the purpose of the following Culvert Road Repairs, is to close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder. 

Road​​Date /Times​Detour
​​Donald Road​23 October at 7am till 6pm on the 26 October 2018​Reid Hill Road to McKenzie Road
​Ahuriri Flat Road​​15 October at 7am till 6pm on the 19 October 2018​Ward Road to Cannibal Bay Road
​Puerua Valley Road​​15 October at 7am till 6pm on the 19 October 2018​​Wilson Road to Lochindorb Road
It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the road for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause to the travelling public and residents.

​Steve Hill
CHIEF EXECUTIVE


Planned Road Closures

​Upcoming rally events with planned road closures

PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10 (clause 11), notice is given that the Clutha District Council, to close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder: 

​​Road​Date/Times​Event/Organiser​Objection Period/Other Info​Detour
​​Tapanui ​ ​ ​ ​
Greenvale Road (From Gore District Council Boundary to Glenkenich Road)
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
​9:45am – 1:30pm
​​Targa Rally
Glenkenich Road 
(From Greenvale Road to Seddon Hill Road)
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
​9:45am – 1:30pm​​
​Targa Rally
Seddon Hill Road (From Glenkenich Road to Koi Road​)
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
​9:45am – 1:30pm​
​Targa Rally
Koi Road
(From Seddon Hill Road to State Highway 90)
​Tuesday, 23 October 2018
​9:45am – 1:30pm​​
​Targa Rally
​​Moa Flat 1 ​ ​ ​ ​
Shanks Road (From Moncurs Road to Switzers Road)
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
12:15am – 4:45pm​​
​Targa Rally
Switzers Road (From Shanks Road to Kempthorne Road)
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
12:15am – 4:45pm​​
​Targa Rally
Kempthorne Road (From Switzers Road to Dunrobin Road)
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
12:15am – 4:45pm​​
​Targa Rally
Dunrobin Road (From Kempthorne Road to McHutchon Road)
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
12:15am – 4:45pm​​
​​Targa Rally
McHutchon Road
(F
rom Dunrobin Road to Edievale Road)
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
12:15am – 4:45pm​​
​​Targa Rally
Edievale Road (From McHutchon Road to Moa Flat Road)
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
12:15am – 4:45pm​​
​​Targa Rally
Moa Flat Road (From Edievale Road to Wilden School Road)​Tuesday, 23 October 2018
12:15am – 4:45pm​​
​​Targa Rally
Wilden School Road
(From Moa Flat Road to Moa Flat Road)
​Tuesday, 23 October 2018
12:15am – 4:45pm​​
​​Targa Rally
Moa Flat Road (From Wilden School Road to Central Otago District Council Boundary)
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
12:15am – 4:45pm​​
​​Targa Rally
Catlins 1 ​ ​ ​ ​
​​Papatowai Highway
(From Warnock Road to Chaslands Highway)
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
​3:35pm – 8:05pm
​Targa Rally
​Catlins 2 ​ ​ ​ ​
Chaslands Highway 
(From Niagara-Tokanui Highway to Papatowai Highway)
Tuesday, 24 October 2018
7:30am – 12:00pm
​Targa Rally
Papatowai Highway
(From Chaslands Highway to Warnock Road)
Wednesday, 24 October 2018
7:30am - 12:00pm​
​Targa Rally
Lawrence 1 ​ ​ ​
Tuapeka West Road
(From Tuapeka Flat Road to Tuapeka Mouth Road)
​Wednesday, 24 October 2018
11.10am - 2.40pm
​Targa Rally
​Tuapeka Mouth Road
(From Tuapeka West Road to Skinner Road)
​Wednesday, 24 October 2018
11.10am - 2.40pm
​Targa Rally
​​​Hillend 1 ​ ​ ​
Hillend Road
(From State Highway 1 to Blackburn Road)
Wednesday, 24 October 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm​
​Targa Rally
​​​Finlayson/Taieri ​ ​ ​ ​
Finlayson Road (From Goodwin Street to Marine Parade)
Wednesday, 24 October 2018
1:50pm - 4:20pm​
​Targa Rally
​​​Hillend 2 ​ ​ ​ ​
​​Hillend Road
(From Blackburn Road to State Highway 1)
Friday, 26 October 2018
1:25pm - 5.45pm​
​​Targa Rally
​​Lawrence 2 ​ ​ ​ ​
Tuapeka Mouth Road
(From Skinner Road to Tuapeka West Road)
Friday, 26 October 2018
2:05pm - 6.35pm​
​​Targa Rally
Tuapeka West Road
(From Tuapeka Mouth Road to State Highway 8)
​Friday, 26 October 2018
2:05pm - 6.35pm​
​​Targa Rally
​​​Moa Flat 2 ​ ​ ​ ​
Shanks Road
(From Moncurs Road to Switzers Road)
​Friday, 26 October 2018
3:30pm - 8:00pm
​​Targa Rally
Switzers Road (From Shanks Road to Kempthorne Road)
Friday, 26 October 2018​
3:30pm - 8:00pm
​​Targa Rally
Kempthorne Road (From Switzers Road to Dunrobin Road)
Friday, 26 October 2018​
3:30pm - 8:00pm
​​Targa Rally
Dunrobin Road (From Kempthorne Road to McHutchon Road)
Friday, 26 October 2018​
3:30pm - 8:00pm
​​Targa Rally
McHutchon Road (From Dunrobin Road to Edievale Road)
Friday, 26 October 2018​
3:30pm - 8:00pm
​​Targa Rally
Edievale Road (From McHutchon Road to Moa Flat Road)
Friday, 26 October 2018​
3:30pm - 8:00pm
​​Targa Rally
Moa Flat Road (From Edievale Road to Wilden School Road)
Friday, 26 October 2018​
3:30pm - 8:00pm
​​Targa Rally
Wilden School Road
(From Moa Flat Road to Moa Flat Road)
Friday, 26 October 2018​
3:30pm - 8:00pm
​Targa Rally
Moa Flat Road (From Wilden School Road to Central Otago District Council Boundary)
​Friday, 26 October 2018​
3:30pm - 8:00pm
​Targa Rally
Burma Road
(Full length)
​Saturday, 
3 November 2018
8am till 5pm​​
​Burma Road Gravel Hillclimb​​
Tuapeka West Road
(From Four Mile Creek Road to Athenaeum Road​​)​
Sunday, 
4 November 2018
8am till 3pm
​Tarmac Hillclimb​
Athenaeum Road 
(SH8 to Cockleshell Road)​
Saturday, 10 November 2018
10.00am till 1.45pm​
​Lawrence Rally​Friday 26 October 2018
Cockleshell Road
(Athenaeum Road to SH8)
Saturday, 10 November 2018
10.00am till 1.45pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018
Four Mile Creek Road
(Tuapeka West Road to Tuapeka Flat Road)​
Saturday, 10 November 2018
10.00am till 2.30pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018
​Tuapeka Flat Road
Four Mile Creek Road to Corkscrew Road)
Saturday, 10 November 2018
10.00am till 2.30pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018
​Corkscrew Road
(Tuapeka Flat Road to Reserve Road)
Saturday, 10 November 2018
10.00am till 2.30pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018
Reserve Road
(Corkscrew Road to Tuapeka Mouth Road) 
Saturday, 10 November 2018
10.00am till 2.30pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018
​Clarks Flat Road (End of seal to Waitahuna West Road)Saturday, 10 November 2018
11.45am till 3.45 pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018
Waitahuna West Road
(Clarks Flat Road to Crookburn Road)

Saturday, 10 November 2018
11.45am till 3.45 pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018
Crookburn Road
(Waitahuna West Rd to Church Road)
Saturday, 10 November 2018
11.45am till 3.45 pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018
Church Road
(Crookburn Road to Waitahuna West Road)
Saturday, 10 November 2018
11.45am till 3.45 pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018
Waitahuna West Road 
(Church Road to Cairn Road)
Saturday, 10 November 2018
11.45am till 3.45 pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018
​Cairn Road
(Waitahuna West Road to Roberts Road)
Saturday, 10 November 2018
11.45am till 3.45 pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018
​Roberts Road
(Cairn Road to Rutherford Road)
Saturday, 10 November 2018
11.45am till 3.45 pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018
Mitchells Flat Road
(Rutherglen Road to Waipori Road)
Saturday, 10 November 2018
1.00pm till 5.00pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018
Waipori Road
(Mitchells Flat Road to 500m before Matheson Road)
Saturday, 10 November 2018
1.00pm till 5.00pm
​​Lawrence RallyFriday 26 October 2018

Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before the above objection period, to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, PO Box 25, Balclutha 9240. ​

​​Steve Hill
CHIEF EXECUTIVE

​​Roading Conditions

Here are some simple tips from the NZTA when advised to drive "to the conditions".

  • Drive later in the morning if you can

  • Keep your speed down

  • Look out for ice/frost/slush patches on corners, in shady areas, and on bridge decks but be aware that black ice blends into the road

  • Increase following distances

  • Check the conditions before you head out

Remember to check the MetService website for the latest weather information and the NZ Transport Agency website for the latest info on State Highways.

​Milton Water

Milton Water Update - 31 May 2018

Council now has the majority of the water test results back from Milton and, at this point based on the results, believes the recent water discolouration was caused by iron and manganese leftover in the pipes from when the old water treatment plant was still operating.

While the investigation is still not entirely completed, we think that a faulty pump (now fixed) was producing water in with a lower pH than usual (more acidic) and when this passed through the pipes it picked up the old iron and manganese and flushed it through the system.

The new water treatment plant is producing water well below the maximum levels for manganese and iron – hence we think it was picked up in the pipes. Only two test samples of the many we took from households were above maximum values and these dropped very quickly back to an acceptable standard based on test results.

As said in previous updates, E. coli, which is an indicator of bugs that can causes illness, was not found in the water.

We have engaged a New Zealand water expert to provide advice once the final test results in and we will look further at our options.

However, we do have about approximately $1 million dollars’ worth of pipe renewal work planned over the next 10 years in Milton and this, along with some pipe cleaning, is expected to go some way towards addressing the discoloured water issue.

If Milton residents are still having issues with their water, then please make sure you lodge a service request through Council by ringing 0800 801 350.

Water Restrictions

No restrictions currently in place.

Remember you can sign up to receive emails about water notices via Council's website: www.cluthadc.govt.nz/onlinenewsletters

 Rural Water Scheme areas map (PDF, 710KB)

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Bridge Closures

PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10 (clause 11), Notice is given that the Clutha District Council proposes to close the following to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated:  

 
​Bridge​Date/Times​Event/Organiser​Objection Period/Other Info​Detour
Ratanui Bridge ​(Bridge 309)​Council is aware the new guard rails mean it's harder for approaching drivers to see vehicles on the bridge. We've had to bring the guard rails up to current standards for safety reasons.

However, we are looking at what we can do to improve visibility, for example advanced warning signs that will only be activated when there is a car on the bridge. In the meantime, drivers need to slow down and take extra care when approaching this bridge from sides.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Bridge Restrictions

Notification of weight and speed limits on bridges. (Heavy Vehicle Regulations 1974 - Regulation 11)

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Regulation 11 (3) of the Heavy Motor Vehicle Regulations 1974, the Clutha District Council has fixed the following maximum weight (and/or speed) limits for heavy motor vehicles and combinations including a heavy motor vehicle on the bridges described hereunder:

 Bridges and restrictions​ (PDF, 209KB)​

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