City centre roadworks continue

Spring Street remains impassable. Photo: Supplied.

Spring Street remains impassable between Durham and Grey Streets this weekend as work continues on upgrading the wastewater system.

The city council’s weekly bulletin warns there may be other repairs to localised wastewater pipeline sections in the CBD area over the month. Some of the repairs will be done with remote access repair methods; others will need to be excavated.

Other roadworks are continuing at the Moffat Road/Beaumaris Boulevard intersection where roading improvements were expected to start this week. They are expected to take six weeks to complete, weather permitting. Works include kerb and channel replacement, a new shared off-road cycleway, and pavement reconstruction and realignment. There will be lane closures and detour routes in place. Expect delays when travelling through this area.

The traffic improvements on Cameron Road at Greerton village are ongoing and are expected to continue until December.

Recent wet weather has delayed road reconstruction works on Otumoetai Road – Brookfield Terrace to Darraghs Road south. Kerb and channel replacement and a new footpath is underway.

There will be lane closures and detour routes in place. Works were expected to be finished in early June. Expect delays when travelling through this area.

 Kennedy Road, the through road between Pyes Pa Road and Mortlake Heights remains closed to the public due to major upgrading works, which are expected to be completed in August.

The good news is the Kennedy road intersection on Pyes Pa Road is expected to be completed at the end of the month after taking months and months and attracting a number of complaints to SunLive from road users.

The nearby Mortlake Heights extension in preparation for the opening of the new primary school is expected to be completed in September.

Roadside building sites

•             2 Domain Road – corner Papamoa Beach Road, Domain Road and Percy Road

•             Durham Street – between Spring and Elizabeth Streets. University site. Road closures at times

•             The Mall – between Commons Avenue and Grace Avenue

•             Matai Street – between Maunganui Road and Miro Street

•             The Strand – between Harington and Hamilton Streets

•             297 Maunganui Road – be aware of truck movements off Bounty Lane during demolition and construction

•             123 Maunganui Road – be aware of truck movements off Shadelands Lane during demolition and construction. This also effects Phoenix Carpark

•             6 Cliff Road – Park Street between Willow Street and Cliff Road has been reduced to one lane. A section of Cliff Road next to the Monmouth Redoubt has also been closed for the duration of works

•             Cnr Norris Street/10th Avenue – construction at Metlifecare Resthome

•             The Ministry for Primary Industries is working with Tauranga City Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council to contain and eradicate an infestation of the aggressive aquatic weed Salvinia molesta (salvinia) in the Wairakei Stream in Papamoa. The area is cordoned off. Cyclists, joggers and walkers still have full access to the pathways but please keep pets away from the area to help avoid spreading the weed.

Spring Street in 1963. Photo: Supplied.


2 Comments

@ Oldie

Posted on 09-06-2018 18:36 | By Maryfaith

The work actually started in the Christmas holidays- 6 months ago and now they are doing the section ’next door’ down Otumoetai Road. There is little sign of it being completed at any time in the near future. In the meantime they expect transport to detour through Darraghs Road - a long and windy detour! One has to mention the two, very small, ridiculous ’round-a-abouts’ only metres apart outside the primary school! Engineering madness!!

Will it ever finish

Posted on 09-06-2018 11:13 | By Oldy

Why does it take so long to redo about 150 metres of road by the otumoetai primary school. Been a bit wet but must be over 3 months. Hope it’s a contract rate and not a daily rate.

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