17 June 2016

Ontario Street Bridge, Gore, closed 27 June to 1 July


UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ontario Street Bridge will no longer be open overnight 29 June or 30 June as previously planned.


Original story:

A detour will be in place next week while the Ontario Street Bridge is closed for repairs.

This is most likely to affect Ferndale and Kaiwera residents travelling in and out of Gore.

The bridge, crossing the Waikaka Stream, will be closed from 10.00am on Monday 27 June to 5pm Friday 1 July.

Gore District Council Interim Roading Manager Denis Mander said the repairs were due to portions of the deck needing replacement. 

Detours would take travellers via either MacGibbon Road to SH1 or via River Rd to SH93 at the Mataura end, he said.

The bridge could be open overnight from 6.00pm to 9.00am on both 29 and 30 June.

"There is also a chance the repairs will be finished sooner than Friday," he said.

Those affected should keep an eye on the Council Facebook page or website for updates, Mr Mander said.

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