Eastern Hutt Road Slips and Road Changes

Latest update:  Friday 25 November

EASTERN HUTT ROAD  - TRAFFIC UPDATE

We are continuing to work on Eastern Hutt Road and the nearby hillside to improve safety and guard against future hazards. 

As you will be aware, on 21 September 2022, an additional southbound lane was opened on Eastern Hutt Road. This has significantly improved the traffic flow and reduced the wait times for those travelling south from Stokes Valley. We have also re-marked the area behind Caltex and removed the orange flexi posts to make it easier for residents coming out of Wagon Road and those trying to get to Caltex from Stokes Valley Road.

Some sections of the lane closest to the slips are still needed for containers and concrete barriers to protect the road in the case of further slips. These sections will continue to be closed for some time as we work on interim slip protection solutions. We are committed to reopening two lanes north once it is safe to do so. 

We are continuing to monitor speed of vehicles travelling along Eastern Hutt Road. For safety reasons the temporary speed limit of 30km/hr will need to remain for now. We will advise if there is any change to this.

Our team is continuing to work regularly on Eastern Hutt Road. As an example, there will be further works in the coming weeks in the areas north of Stokes Valley roundabout to remove trees and debris from the areas above the road. Our work will continue as we look to make improvements to safety and usability in the short term, ahead of the longer-term solutions that are being worked on.

We are in the early stages of a business case looking at the resilience of Eastern Hutt Road from the High Street roundabout to Reynolds Bach Drive. This will involve looking at both sides of the road and will identify permanent solutions and also look at areas that weren’t affected by the slips. A project team is leading the business case work which will be informed by further engineering assessments. This is a major piece of work and it’s important we take the time to get this right.

We expect to be able to provide a further update to you before the end of the year.

South of the Stokes Valley roundabout

The layout for the Stokes Valley roundabout and Eastern Hutt Road is shown below:

SV Roundabout Layout 21 Sep

EHR Layout 21 Sep

For safety reasons, the temporary speed limit of 30km/hr will remain along Eastern Hutt Road. This will be monitored and any changes advised.

Some sections of the lane closest to the slip are needed for containers and concrete barriers. These sections will continue to be closed for some time as we work on a permanent solution to the slips. This includes ongoing liaison with property owners in the area.

FURTHER INFORMATION

On Thursday 4 August  we hosted a community meeting at the Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub to provide an update on the work we have been doing and to hear from our residents. A recording of the meeting can be viewed below

(Note: captions for this video can be viewed by clicking on 'CC/Subtitles' icon in the bottom right corner of the video)


Questions

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