Joint Infrastructure Works for Butler Street

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Published: 29 Jul 2021

A series of coordinated works to renew water and road infrastructure on Butler Street, Timaru will begin in the first week of August.

The water and wastewater systems, and the kerb and channel on Butler Street will be renewed, immediately followed by resurfacing of Butler Street in asphalt and some street tree replacements.

The series upgrades will take approximately four months to complete.

Council Group Manager Infrastructure Andrew Dixon said that coordinating the works reduced the overall disruption for property owners, businesses and road users, and enabled the teams to work more efficiently

“In cases like this where several systems in one place require upgrading, it makes sense that we coordinate works to reduce the level of disruption caused over time,” he said.

“Our contractors will be working hard to complete the upgrades over the next several months, and long term this will ensure we can continue to supply high-quality drinking water, safely discharge wastewater and maintain safe pedestrian access along the roadside.

“The existing street trees had grown to the point where they were causing damage to the footpath and water infrastructure and well as impeding vehicle access. The current trees will be removed and varieties more suited to the environment will be planted.”

Water and wastewater system renewal works will kick off first at the Arthur Street end of Butler Street, with kerb and channel works to follow.

Road users can expect some delays to travel through Butler Street and a reduction in on-street parking during works.

“Traffic management will be in place to protect the safety of pedestrians and road users. We ask the public to take extra care when passing through the site and follow all traffic signals and signs provided by staff,” said Andrew.

Alternative on street parking is available on Arthur, North, Bank and Latter Streets.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021