Whitaker Street traffic disruptions
Whitaker Street traffic will be disrupted next week as Council replaces stormwater pipes along Whitaker Street between Domett and Stafford Streets. Traffic will be restricted to one lane at times and there will be some noise during the day. There may be short periods when nearby residents have restricted access to their properties. Council’s contractor will notify affected residents before this happens. If people can take an alternative route and avoid the area during construction that would be appreciated says stormwater team leader Joss Ruifrok.
“The stormwater infrastructure in this area is near the end of its life and has been budgeted as part of the Whataupoko renewals programme. There is a risk of flooding if the pipe collapsed during heavy rain. The earthenware pipes were originally installed in this area in the 1920s. The pipes will be replaced with concrete pipes.
The replacements are likely to take about 3 weeks depending on the weather.
Council apologises for any inconvenience this work causes residents and road users.