Work to realign the Manawatu River and stabilise Anzac Cliffs is back in action this week after closing down during high river flows over the winter months.
Horizons group manager operations Allan Cook says work to date has included realigning the river channel away from the cliffs to its approximate position of 1992; placing approximately 22,000 tonnes of rock to establish a new and secure left bank alignment; and back filling the old river channel with compacted gravels.
“People will notice equipment being moved back onsite this week and as soon as river conditions allow the contractor will start hauling rock across the river again and placing it at the downstream end of the realignment,” says Mr Cook.
“At the same time the contractor will push gravel that’s been deposited on the right bank up ready to take it across to complete the channel backfilling and buttress foundations. Subject to suitable river conditions, we are expecting to complete the bulk of works within the river over the next six to eight weeks.”