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Rutene Road stormwater upgrade set to begin

13 Dec 2019

Rutene Road stormwater upgrade set to begin

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Stage one of the $2.6 million project to install a new stormwater pipe along Rutene Road gets underway this week.

The new installation will add much needed capacity to the Kaiti stormwater system.

The project is a key part of Council’s plan to reduce surface flooding on private property and help reduce emergency discharges to our city’s rivers in heavy rain events.

Works will take place at a stormwater outlet on private property until late January when contractors reach Rutene Road.

The installation will then continue from Harris Street to Maki Street over the following months, with the project expected to be completed by June 2020.

Significant traffic management will be in place during the works, including the closure of Harris Street at the south side of the Rutene Road intersection (map below). Detours will be in place through Rawiri Street or Wainui Road.

4 Waters infrastructure manager Neville West said that the project is a part of Council’s $40m investment in the city’s wastewater and stormwater systems through to 2028.

“The DrainWise team continues to have great results working together with private property owners to help fix problems with wastewater and stormwater drains.

“This work combined with upgrades to our public system means that we are moving closer to eliminating the main reasons for emergency discharges,” said Mr West.


Stage two of the project will continue the installation from Maki Street to De Lautour Road and will go to tender following the completion of stage one.

For more information about the project