The Dunedin City Council has ignored ''shocking'' roads and
footpaths in Mosgiel and some completed work has been
substandard, Mosgiel Taieri Community Board members say.
Board chairman Bill Feather said he was concerned about the
state of Dunbar Pl after contractors from Downers failed to
correctly cover the road with a slurry coat treatment in
January and February.
The contractors had not prepared the road before the coat was
applied and past defects reappeared, such as cracking and
The defects should have been repaired before the slurry coat
was applied, Mr Feather said.
At the most recent board meeting, Mr Feather told council
roading projects engineer Evan Matheson Dunbar Pl was in
better condition before the contractors began the work.
Mr Matheson said he was unhappy with the work and the
contractors would resurface it at no cost to the council.
The contractors should not have applied the slurry coat
without more preparation.
The ''oversight'' should have been picked up but was not, he
The work would need to wait until after winter.
Mr Feather said certain sections of Factory Rd were
''undulating'' and the road had slumped after it was dug up
for past sewerage installation. Consequently, manhole covers
were ''sitting proud'' above the road surface.
At the meeting, board member Martin Dillon said Factory Rd
was potholed, patched and ''getting out of control''.
''For a main thoroughfare of a town, it is shocking.''
The footpath in Church St, opposite Mitre 10, was in a
''It's been like that for a number of years and it's used a
lot by the elderly and people are tripping. The potholes are
quite large. For one of our main streets, it's quite
The council needed to prioritise more repair work in Mosgiel,
Roading maintenance engineer Peter Standring, speaking at the
meeting, said the council ''should be following up and far
beyond'' the complaints about the roads and footpaths.
Board deputy chairman Mark Willis asked Mr Standring if the
council would provide ''finite'' timelines for completion.
Mr Standring agreed.