Jul 20, 2017

The SH1 Ngauranga Gorge slip on 11 July caused epic disruption to commuters and affected the whole Wellington region. Our team was there in a flash and continued to scale and stabilize the area all day and into the night. Further works were required before all lanes could be opened including the drill and blast of a 10m3 boulder that hung above the traffic.

Abseil Access pulled out all the stops to supply night and day shift for 5 more days, installing 12 top anchors and hanging 600m2 of rockfall mesh. All lanes opened in less than 1 week and job finished in 8 days.

A solid team effort from Capital Journeys, Fulton Hogan, Opus, NZTA, Websters, Command Aviation and of course our devoted Wellington crew.