Mud settling causes cyclists to lose traction & fall

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Reported in the Road/highway category by Will Andrews at 21:54, Fri 5 January 2018

Sent to Nelson City Council 12 hours later.

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Water seeps from the cliff above SH6 on this stretch (even in dry weather it seeps from the ground water and retaining structure drains). There's an adverse if any fall on the road shoulder so the water sits. Mud in the puddles causes an extremely slippy surface. The shoulder is used by many cyclists. Two cyclists I know have received serious injuries (broken shoulder, broken pelvis) by falling (single vehicle accidents) due to losing traction in the puddles. The shoulder adjoins a major heavy vehicle route. The problem is exacerbated by mud falling from the cliff in wet weather. Needs re-laying of surface to create 1 in 50 minimum fall to drain the puddles. Pending this, a regular, intensive cleaning schedule should be put in place! Thanks in advance for looking at this with urgency,
Nelson City

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NZTA completely rebuilt the road surface, installed new drainage and resurfaced the road. But not as a response to this post; there was media coverage of the hazard.
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