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Moonlight Track

The Moonlight Track, Arthurs Point, will need to be intermittently closed from today for up to three weeks to allow for urgent repair work, Queenstown Lakes District Council roading manager Ian Marshall said.

The closure – potentially through to 4 September - would enable construction of a gabion wall to stabilise a slip on the road.

“We are working with the residents as best we can to enable ongoing access to their homes but it is certainly going to inconvenience around nine properties,” Mr Marshall said.

“To enable access, the work would be cleared at night allowing residents to take cars through the site after 6pm and before 8am,” Mr Marshall said.

General track users may not be given access during the weekday but the track would be open for use at the weekends.

“We will try and maintain pedestrian access, which we will manage on request. The site will be effectively a construction zone and safety issues will apply,” Mr Marshall said.

The less disruption to getting on with the business in hand during the week, the sooner the job would be completed.

“Unfortunately the condition of the slip means we have no choice but to get on and do the work as soon as possible to ensure ongoing safe access to residents and the public,” Mr Marshall said.

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For further information please contact Ian Marshall 03 441 0499.