Published: 16 Aug 2019
A major project to reconstruct and reseal parts of Domain Avenue in Temuka is set to start on Monday.
The roadworks are one of the first jobs in the 2019/2020 road construction season, which generally runs from spring to late autumn, and comes a year after the major upgrade of the sewer main in the area.
Timaru District Council Land Transport Manager, Andrew Dixon, said that they had to wait at least a year after these works to allow the ground to settle round the new sewer main.
“We’re grateful to the community around the site for their patience over this period. We’re now keen to get going on this key bit of work.
“The busiest part of the avenue between Whitcombe and Hayhurst Streets will be getting a full reconstruction, this means complete removal of the road surface, fixing of the pavement surface underneath then relaying a new road surface. We will be using a large road mill to remove the surface in this section and the material will be reused on another road.
“This is a significant project, which will take at least four weeks, and there is likely to be some disruption during the project.
“Access to Temuka Primary School for drop offs will be allowed, but we would recommend using alternative drop off points if possible.
“The next stage of the project will see the resurfacing of the remainder of Domain Ave, which is quieter and in better condition. This will fix any minor issues and put a smooth new surface on top.”
During the period of the works, sections on Domain Ave may be closed to through traffic, but resident/destination access will be preserved during this period. If you are travelling through the area, we would recommend using a different route.
While works are planned to start on Monday, this may be delayed if there is a significant weather event over the weekend.
Timaru District Council undertakes many kilometres of road renewals every year. For more information about upcoming works in the 2019/20 season, visit: https://www.timaru.govt.nz/services/roads-transport-and-parking/roading-work-and-projects
Last updated: 23 Jun 2020