Thames Coromandel District Council is still on track to have the roadworks on Coromandel Town’s main street completed by Friday, December 20, in time to welcome the peak summer visitor period.
Last week Downer, the contractor for the project, stabilised the areas of the main street with soft subgrade.
This week the base course is being laid, followed by chip seal, next week.
The pavement will then be tested for strength and the asphalt laid.
The roundabout will be marked and functioning in time for Christmas, while the paving work will be finished after Easter, in conjunction with other minor improvements such as the gardens.
"Road marking will be completed at night time on Thursday, December 19, when the shops are closed, to minimise the impact to road users and businesses,” says Council's manager for the project, Steve Bremner.
“The road will remain open during this time but there will be no parking, so we can spray the lines.”
Once the asphalt is completed, the Coromandel Volunteer Fire Brigade will be doing a clean-up outside of the businesses to make sure the town is looking clean before the peak summer period.
"We would like to thank the community and the local businesses for their patience and cooperation during this time, and we will be excited to see the new road in use.”