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Drivers and cyclists advised to steer clear of heavy truck traffic

Drivers and cyclists advised to steer clear of heavy truck traffic

Drivers and cyclists are advised to steer clear of the Tui Road from Tuesday, 26 October to avoid heavy traffic associated with the start of work to clean up the old mine site.

Project manager Ghassan Basheer said the public should expect increased volumes of heavy vehicles on Tui Road for approximately the next six months.

“The council is advising drivers and cyclists to avoid using Tui Road past the residential area where possible,” he said.

“The Tui Mine Track from Tui Road to the Tui saddle will be closed until construction is completed in early May, but all other walking tracks joining on to the mountain road will remain open with caution signs in place to advise walkers of the work taking place.

“The work site at the mine will be fenced off but walkers need to be aware there will be increased heavy vehicle traffic and should keep well clear of the road at all times.”

Access restrictions will stay in place until the first phase of remediation work is substantially completed in late April/early May 2011. Injections of lime slurry into the ground will continue for at least three months after that.

 Tui Mine trail map

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