Rockfall threats to be alleviated
Last updated 13:04 01/04/2011
Work is currently underway to secure or remove dangerous boulders threatening Wakefield Avenue in Sumner.
One-way traffic access will operate to Paisley and Duncan Streets from Wakefield Avenue while the work is carried out over the next two to three weeks.
Further work to remove or secure dangerous boulders is planned above houses along Wakefield Avenue, south of Duncan St, over the next three to six months.
Geotechnical engineers have also identified dangerous boulders above Heberden Avenue, Sumnervale Drive and Evans Pass Rd.
Work to secure Evans Pass Rd as a critical transport route has already been completed, while work to secure other areas will begin within the next month.
Residents in all affected areas have been advised of the work, Civil Defence said.
Those with concerns about rockfalls or landslides should call the Christchurch City Council on 03 941 8999.