Contractors are continuing the widening and stabilisation of the Takuvaine stream bank where it approaches the new Empire bridge in Avarua.
Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) engineers said
Landholdings Ltd is working on two small sections of gabion work to stabilise the
banks and widen the stream.
The eastern bank gabion wall construction has been
ICI said the clearance of the Takuvaine stream bed as
well as the work on the eastern end has provided sufficient width from the
Empire bridge up towards and alongside the Crown Law Office buildings, to
A gabion is a cage, cylinder or box filled with rocks,
concrete, or sometimes sand and soil for use in civil engineering including road
building. Gabions are used to slow the speed of concentrated runoff or to
stabilise slopes with seepage problems.