To meet Australian safety standards, galvanised barrier guardrails will be installed along Pinnacle Road, on kunanyi/Mt Wellington, above The Springs. They will replace the old posts and guide ropes, which were installed in the 1930s.
Stage 1 of the project will involve replacement of 1.5km of guardrail, undertaken in sections of 100-200 metres per day to minimise the impact on motorists and other road users. Works will start at The Springs and continue up Pinnacle Road to the Lower Sawmill trail head.
Works are due to start in early October and it is estimated Stage 1 will take approximately 5-6 weeks to complete, weather and road access permitting.
For the safety of workers and all road users, traffic will be reduced to one lane while works are being undertaken. Lane closures will be under traffic light control, with delays of between two and five minutes to be expected under normal traffic conditions.
The existing posts and guide ropes will be carefully removed and retained for future use.
Pinnacle Road, kunanyi / Mt Wellington 7054 View Map
Pinnacle Road ,
kunanyi / Mt Wellington 7054