A truck passes over the dip on Te Ore Ore Rd which has been creating “a heck of a racket” for residents. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN
ELI HILL and EMMA BROWN
It appears there is an end in sight for Te Ore Ore Rd residents tired of hearing trucks rattling outside their houses.
Residents say a large dip in the road near Lakeview School in Masterton has been causing empty trucks to rattle as they pass by.
Lisa Bennett and her husband bought their Te Ore Ore Rd house five years ago but said the issue had only started to appear in the past five months.
“When we bought the property, we noticed the trucks, we knew what we were getting into and got used to it, but the last five months have been really bad.
“Logging trucks start at 2.30 to 3am in the morning, but that’s okay. It’s more the bin trucks because they’re empty and the logging trucks who don’t always have their logging chains taut.”
Bennett said she’d been to see the Masterton District Council three times but had failed to get a response.
“I asked for them to just send me a letter. Even just something to let me know that it’s not a quick fix but they’ll endeavour to do it at some point.”
A Masterton District Council spokesperson said council was aware of the situation and apologised for the inconvenience.
“The proposed repairs involve stabilising the pavement. This requires both specialised equipment and crew. Currently there are no crew available.
“It is hoped that the work can be completed in the first week of May.”