Waitaha Road in Welcome Bay is now open following works to lay a new wastewater holding tanks.
The final layer of seal is expected to be laid in about three months’ time.
Waitaha Road is open. Photo: Daniel Hines
The proposed Welcome Bay Road closure is also expected to take place this weekend.
The road will be closed to allow a new sewer pipe to be laid.
Tauranga City Council hopes to confirm the closure as soon as possible and advises residents to watch for digital sign boards advising of the closure.
This information from Tauranga City Council weekly bulletin for the week beginning Monday, May 7, published below.
- Work commenced this Tuesday on the Te Wati Reserve carpark in Te Hono St.
- The Cherry Bay road at McLaren Falls Park has had an upgrade. Plus some widening and more car park spaces at the roundabout. And now is the time to come to the park to see the autumn colours.
- Cambridge Road: Work to build a new retaining wall and to reconstruct part of Cambridge Road is almost finished with just some tidying up work to complete this week.
- Ultrafast Broadband: Work to install Ultrafast Broadband is being done in the mid Avenues area and at the Mount in the industrial and residential areas. Most of the work is being done off the road. The Ultrafast Broadband project is a central government initiative. More information about the project is available at www.ultrafastbroadband.co.nz or call 0800 342 735.
- Five reported sewer blockages were attended to this week. Two were thrust pipe damage incidents in Hutton Street and Linley Terrace. The other blockages occurred in Palm Beach Boulevard (palm tree roots), Vale Street (suspect tree roots) and in Te Arawa Place, Welcome Bay (cause was unknown). The incident off Te Arawa Place caused a small overflow to the Kaitemako Stream.
- Smoke testing inspections of the sewer network in CBD area have now finished. The testing identified suspected damaged pipes in a number of sites.
- High pressure jet cleaning in the reticulation service sewer pipes in The Strand between Harrington and Hamilton Streets was completed this week to clear a build up of fat blockage. The issue was identified via the smoke testing inspection works.
- Work continues for silt removal and general cleaning of stormwater ponds at Waimapu Pa, Wouldbank Way, Flight Valley Way and Truman Lane.
- Construction of the Te Wati Reserve carpark in Te Hono Street is progressing well and due for completion next week.
- Lighting installation along the path from the Bellevue Reserve car park to the Playcentre and pools starts next week.
- The north entrance to Macville Park on Maunganui Road has had a facelift. Safety fencing will be removed when new grass has established.
- The existing post and rail fence along the Fraser Street road frontage has reached the end of its life and is being replaced with bollards. Minor ground reshaping work is also happening.
- Works will start shortly on upgrading the fence alongside the railway at the Otumoetai Railway Reserve.
Council Ten Year Plan 2012-22 Submissions Hearings - Council Chambers
- Monday 7 May - 9.00 am onwards
- Tuesday 8 May - 9.00 am onwards
- Wednesday 9 May - 9.00 am onwards
- Thursday 9 May - 9.00 am onwards