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The Clutha District Council has awarded new road-maintenance contracts to Fulton Hogan Ltd.
The contracts are for the routine maintenance of the Clutha district's northern and southern area local roading network over the next three years, including pavement repairs, traffic counting and operation of the Tuapeka Mouth ferry.
The contracts were awarded for sums of $6.087 million and $7.998 million respectively.
Chief executive Charles Hakkaart said the combined successful tender price of $14 million was $490,074 below the allocated budget.
The contracts were advertised during March and April with two tenders received. The new contracts take effect on July 1.
• Access to Cannibal Bay Rd from Ahuriri Flat Rd reopened on Thursday but remains closed from the Owaka highway. The council is urging drivers to continue to take care in that area and drive to conditions.
Karoro Creek Rd, Wangaloa Rd, Coast Rd, Summerhill Rd and Papatowai highway are open with caution. Puaho Rd is open to light vehicles only.