Washout

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Reported in the Road/highway category anonymously at 14:36, Mon 13 July 2020

Sent to Taupo District Council 32 sec later.

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Over 12 months ago following the reconstruction of this stretch of highway a washout started to develop under the shoulder of SH5 approx 1km north of the Wairakei roundabout intersection with SH1. A 'Shoulder Closed' sign was erected (and is still there) plus several yellow gravel filled sandbags were placed to divert water away from the washout. The sandbags have now dis-integrated and the remaining small heap of gravel is being washed away so water is going back into the washout. Along this stretch of SH5 there are several very steep gullies that end within 1-2 metres of the highway which drop at least 50 metres into the Waikato river valley. If a vehicle was to leave the highway (due to a washout or otherwise) into one of these gullies there would be a high risk of injury or death. It is only after stopping and having a look I have realized how dangerous this situation is and that it need urgent attention.

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Thank you for your enquiry. Request 2010434 has been officially lodged and assigned to the relevant staff member at TaupoDC. Future updates to this request will appear on this page. null
Request 2010434 closed at TaupoDC. null
Thank you for your enquiry. Request 2010434 has been officially lodged and assigned to the relevant staff member at TaupoDC. Future updates to this request will appear on this page. null
Request 2010444 updated at TaupoDC. null
Request 2010444 closed at TaupoDC. null
I have received the following email from Taupo District Council. "Good afternoon Ross. Thank you for contacting us through FixMyStreet. Unfortunately with it being a State Highway, you will need to contact the New Zealand Transport Association (NZTA) as we have no jurisdiction over their network. They can be found at www.nzta.govt.nz. Kind regards, Ciaran Ciaran Blackbourn Customer Support Taupō District Council • 46 Horomatangi Street, Taupō 3330 Private Bag 2005 • Taupō Mail Centre • Taupō 3352 • New Zealand T +64 7 376 0899 • E info@taupo.govt.nz Follow us on Facebook and Twitter www.taupo.govt.nz" I have searched the NZTA website but have not found any obvious way to report this issue. Can you please handle this or advise me how to forward it to NZTA? I also note that this issue is now being reported as "fixed". I presume this simply means that TDC has washed their hands of it?

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