Queenstown trail back on track

Council staff inspecting a section of the Glenda Dr trail in March after heavy rain. Photos supplied
Council staff inspecting a section of the Glenda Dr trail in March after heavy rain. Photos supplied
A repaired section of the trail.
A repaired section of the trail.

A key section of the Queenstown Trails cycle network has reopened after repairs to rain damage.

A 700m section of the Glenda Dr trail was closed for safety reasons after being heavily scoured during a rainstorm in February this year.

Part of the Twin Rivers Ride between the Kawarau Falls Bridge to Morven Ferry Rd, the trail reopened last month.

Queenstown Trails Trust chief executive Mandy Kennedy said the trail, which runs between Glenda Dr and the Wakatipu Gun Club, was an important commuter link.

The work was carried out by Wilsons Contracting between June and August.

Many culverts were installed to improve the trail's drainage and resilience in the face of future rainstorms.

The work was paid for with a $93,000 grant from a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment fund for maintaining the New Zealand Cycle Trail's 23 ''Great Rides'', Mrs Kennedy said.

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