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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2017, 07:48:37 PM »
How far along schedule are you?

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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2017, 05:16:22 AM »
Is it snowing there yet?   stirthepot
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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2017, 05:22:35 AM »
Is it snowing there yet?   stirthepot

I'm working week on, week off Justin.....guess I got lucky... this is my week off, with that storm I hear they shut the site down on Wednesday, supposed to be kicking off again on Monday.

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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2017, 08:55:47 PM »
Here is an article on the temporary workers village they have built for this project.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/95023680/christchurch-man-ups-sticks-to-call-kaikoura-accommodation-village-home
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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2017, 03:25:37 PM »

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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2017, 03:26:25 PM »
It reopened to traffic a couple of days ago


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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2017, 02:01:37 PM »
Neat project, as challenging as it looks there is nothing manhours, equipment, and $$$ cant resolve.

I feel for the guys staying in those work camps. As comfy as the company's try to make them feel they are still miserable to stay in. Almost all camps are dry but some Ahole always sneaks booze in, gets drunk, and wakes everone up at 2-3 am.
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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2017, 09:16:35 PM »
One of our young geotechnical engineers returned from Kaikoura today. He has been down there supervising some of the rock fall prevention work. He is working at Ohau Point north of Kaikoura.

For scale those are standard shipping containers lining the road as rock catchers. The old road is on the bench above the new road that is built on a new sea wall. The area of grey on the bluff is about the area of a football field and is the start of rock netting. Originally they hung a net made of wire rope rings, about a foot in diameter, to retain any loose material so the abseilers could scale (push loose rocks off) the area below. Most of the face you can see has been scaled. They have now put the permanent steel net (3" mesh) in place and are in the process of rock bolting it to the face at 5' centres. The rock bolts are abot 15'-20' long. The whole face above the sandstone line you can see below the net they have finished needs to have net installed. They also have a few big, up to 700t, boulders lower down that they need to secure to the face. Even though the road is open there is still a lot of work to do. His office is in the trees at the top of the cliff. He and the abseilers are flown up and down by helicopter each day.
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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2017, 09:21:14 PM »
Wow - I get vertigo just looking at that mountainside.

Cool pic -- thanks!

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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2017, 10:51:15 PM »
Wow, you'd think re-routing the road would be more cost effective.  shrugx

But you should see some of the crap around here after the hurricane. I was talking with a guy along the coast. He got 3ft of tidal surge in his home. FEMA told him he had to raise it 18" to get coverage again.  headscratch headscratch
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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2017, 11:06:18 PM »
Basically no room between the seas and the Kaikoura Ranges.




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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2017, 09:36:37 AM »
Wow, most folks never think of what it takes to build a road in rough terrain.  Great pics
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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2017, 08:21:30 PM »
Wow amazing views

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Re: Earthquake Road Rebuild
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2017, 08:21:30 PM »