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John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board
Beach Haven Road
Beach Haven
6 days ago

Road Seal Downgrading Continues

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Road Seal Downgrading Continues:
I've been fielding a number of queries about recent road resealing work around the area. A number of roads have been downgraded from smooth-seal (hotmix) to chip-seal without prior warning. You can see in the attached example letter, that while residents were … View more
Road Seal Downgrading Continues:
I've been fielding a number of queries about recent road resealing work around the area. A number of roads have been downgraded from smooth-seal (hotmix) to chip-seal without prior warning. You can see in the attached example letter, that while residents were told that their road would be resealed, they were not told that it would be changed to chip-seal. And because Auckland Transport use a smaller, poorer grade of stone than North Shore City used to use for chip-seal, the stones travel a long way, go up driveways, damage cars, etc. I went to see the new road seal at the end of Chelsea View Drive today, and saw that the stones have travelled right back to Mokoia Road. In some parts of Kaipatiki, the new chip-seal has required multiple "sweeps" to remove the excess stones, sometimes for up to a year afterwards.
So why is this happening? Unfortunately in the drive to lower costs, since 2014/2015, Auckland Transport has been downgrading all roads that carry less than 10,000 vehicles a day to chip-seal, which is virtually all suburban roads. If you aren't on a main road, and you still have smooth-seal, it will likley be changed when it is next due to be resealed.

This was AT's statement to me back in 2015 and nothing has changed:
"It is Auckland Transport’s Policy that Chip seal surfacing must be used for resealing, except for roads which satisfy specific criteria, in which case asphaltic concrete surfacing must be used. For example asphaltic concrete surfacing must be used for resealing roads where the volume of traffic exceeds 10,000 vehicles per day, that are subject to high wear and tear (such as most cul-de-sac heads, roundabouts, sharp bends with severe flushing, stripping or skid resistance, aprons/main road intersections), in industrial/commercial areas where there is a high concentration of truck traffic, or that are subject to high usage by pedestrians, such as town centres, hospitals, shopping centres and schools.
All other road surfaces should be resealed with chip seal. In practise, this means that a low vehicle volume residential street that was previously sealed with asphaltic concrete (perhaps at the time of development) may be resealed with chip seal in accordance with the above criteria.
Once resealed, a chip surface is generally swept 3 days after and then again 2 weeks later. The sites are also monitored and extra sweeps can be programmed if required. Roads that have been chip resealed are expected to have some additional loose chip while the new surface settles and programmed sweeping will reduce the amount of the loose chip. The cooler months will also help the new surface to bed in and will result less loose chip."

4 days ago

Hinemoa Street Roadworks

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Work is currently underway to reseal Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, and is expected to be completed on Monday 24 February.
Unfortunately the work is happening at night to avoid disrupting traffic, and that does mean that neighbours will need to put up with noise from 7pm-5pm during this period (except… View more
Work is currently underway to reseal Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, and is expected to be completed on Monday 24 February.
Unfortunately the work is happening at night to avoid disrupting traffic, and that does mean that neighbours will need to put up with noise from 7pm-5pm during this period (except for Friday and Saturday nights).

The good news is that unlike what is happening in other streets (see my earlier post), Hinemoa Street is being upgraded from chip-seal to smooth-seal/hotmix, however this does mean that the work is extra-noisy as it requires scraping back the old seal.

Photos supplied by Auckland Transport.

4 days ago

Have your say on the future of Glenfield!

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Have your say on the future of Glenfield! Let us know what you like, don't like, and what you'd like to see happen in Glenfield!
The Kaipatiki Local Board​ is beginning work on a "Glenfield Centre Plan" and needs your input before a draft is written. Once completed, the plan … View more
Have your say on the future of Glenfield! Let us know what you like, don't like, and what you'd like to see happen in Glenfield!
The Kaipatiki Local Board​ is beginning work on a "Glenfield Centre Plan" and needs your input before a draft is written. Once completed, the plan will help us to identify key projects and priorities for investment in and around the Glenfield town centre over the next 30 years.

Visit the team at one of the following drop-in sessions:
* 9.30am-12 noon, Tuesday 18 February at the Glenfield Library
* 4.30pm-8pm, Thursday 20 February at the Glenfield Pool & Leisure Centre
* 9.30am-4pm, Saturday 22 February at Glenfield Mall
* 5.30pm-8pm, Sunday 23 February at the Glenfield Night Market

Or have your say online here:
akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...

7 days ago

Lysander Res Basketball Court Closed for Resurfacing

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

Lysander Reserve, Beach Haven: From today, the basketball area will be closed off while permanent surfacing and line-marking is applied to the half-court. The existing surfacing was temporary to allow the basketball court to be available when the rest of the upgrade was opened.
The basketball area … View more
Lysander Reserve, Beach Haven: From today, the basketball area will be closed off while permanent surfacing and line-marking is applied to the half-court. The existing surfacing was temporary to allow the basketball court to be available when the rest of the upgrade was opened.
The basketball area is due to reopen on the weekend of 22/23 February.

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8 days ago

Pemberton Reserve Upgrade Continues

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

The Pemberton Reserve playground in Bayview is temporarily closed while the final piece of play equipment is installed, the cushion fall is replaced, and new logs are installed to replace the rotten timber edging. The rest of the playground was updated a couple of years ago but unfortunately the … View moreThe Pemberton Reserve playground in Bayview is temporarily closed while the final piece of play equipment is installed, the cushion fall is replaced, and new logs are installed to replace the rotten timber edging. The rest of the playground was updated a couple of years ago but unfortunately the climbing piece was delayed until now.
The project is due to be completed by 24 February 2020.

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