We are constructing an earth dam, bypass structure, pathways and landscape planting to increase flood storage capacity in the valley.
The dam will provide additional storage capacity to help alleviate flooding along the Ōpāwaho River.
The dam is being constructed in Cashmere Valley between McVicar Drive and Shalamar Drive.
3 October 2022 to late November 2023. Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm (weather/site condition dependent).
The contractor is GSL. Phone Dean Ewen on 027 403 0499, Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm or email email@example.com.
Works to date
Construction work has been progressing since September 2022. Construction of the dam has reached full height across much of it’s length and the majority of the bulk earthworks have been completed. The control structure which will house the control gate has been completed and the Cashmere Valley Drain now flows through the structure. Boardwalks have been installed at key path crossing locations and some paths have been constructed. Approximately 20,000 native plants have been installed on site with work continuing through Winter.
Below is a photo showing progress to early June 2023.
Currently work has been progressing on tieing in the dam in with the McVicar Drive road.
As the road was constructed the design allowed for lime stabilised dam core material to be placed within the road construction so that McVicar Drive would not have to be dug up when the dam was constructed.
Unfortunately, the road design at the intersection between McVicar Drive and Round Hill Rise was changed from a T-intersection to a roundabout, and the dam core material only extends to the centre of the roundabout. This meant that the north side of the roundabout had to be excavated to tie in with the in-situ core material beneath the road.
This work has been completed and the traffic management will be removed as soon as possible. The final surfacing will be happening over the next few days weather permitting.
Works still to be completed
There may be increased noise, dust and vibrations during work but it shouldn’t impact on your power, water, gas or phone services.
Safety is our biggest priority so please keep children and pets away from worksites.
Please put your bins out as usual before 6am on your collection day. Our crew will move and return them if needed.
Learn more about our work.