The NZ Transport Agency is currently restoring and improving sections of sea wall along State Highway 12 to protect the shoreline from coastal erosion.
The existing sea wall has suffered erosion from storm events which is threatening the state highway at a number of locations between Opononi and Omapere.
Work commenced in May and the project is expected to be completed by the end of November.
Where there is existing sea wall this has been removed and reconstructed with additional rocks to make the sea wall wider and more effective. Existing culverts are also being extended as part of the works.
Progress to date
Since commencing these resilience works in May, over one kilometre of seawall has been completed.
August was the most productive month with 458 metres of seawall constructed.
A total of 104 metres of seawall was constructed in September and reinstatement works completed between the boatshed and Kokohuia Road.
Drainage works and culvert extensions have also been completed.
The remaining section of seawall between the 4 Square and the boat ramp is underway this month.
Reinstatement works, including footpath repair works, will also be completed.