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‘Heartbreaking’: Another blow for small Auckland CBD businesses as bridge repairs see many work from home

Struggling businesses in Auckland’s quiet city centre have been dealt another blow as urgent repairs on the harbour bridge see many workers skip their commute.

Commuters have been warned of lengthy delays this morning as urgent repairs continue on the battered Auckland Harbour Bridge cause mayhem.

Waka Kotahi/NZ Transport Agency has urged people to work from home if possible or use public transport if they have to travel into the city, after high winds toppled a truck on Friday afternoon.

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The resulting damage to a 22.7m steel strut closed several bridge lanes to assess the damage, causing gridlock and huge tailbacks across parts of the city.

And for Covid-hit businesses in the CBD, it’s the latest event in an extraordinarily tough year, Heart of the City’s Viv Beck says.

“It started with the Sky City fire this time last year, there’s been the impact of large, long-scale construction with the

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What’s Going on Here? Reive Boulevard culvert and bridge improvements in Innisfil

Culvert and bridge replacements on Reive Boulevard will help the Town of Innisfil meet its obligation to make improvements to the South  Innisfil Creek Drain. 

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JUST THE FACTS:

• Work on Reive Boulevard includes bridge and culvert work and road improvements.

• The town received seven bids to complete the work, and chose Nuroad  Construction Ltd., which submitted the lowest bid. The total awarded  bid price is $4,693,708.

• The contract was awarded in the spring, and construction began in July. 

• Road resurfacing and road safety improvements will be made on Reive  Boulevard from the 4th Line south to meet up with the Ministry of  Transportation’s ongoing work near Highway 89 and Highway 400.

In 2005, the town was issued an order from the Court of the Ontario  Drainage Referee to make repairs to the South Innisfil Creek Drain.

Improvements at one culvert location will improve elevation,  

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