Good job on wider street

Central Leader - - News -

New Wind­sor’s Maioro St is fi­nally back to nor­mal.

Af­ter putting up with months of construction work to widen the road for the State High­way 20 re­de­vel­op­ment, res­i­dents were out­raged that sev­eral prob­lems re­mained un­re­solved.

Some lo­cals couldn’t get cars on to their prop­er­ties without the ve­hi­cles scrap­ping on drive­ways in­stalled by coun­cil con­trac­tors, while steps to peo­ple’s prop­er­ties had no handrails.

Con­trac­tors fixed the prob­lems shortly af­ter the Cen­tral Leader ran a story high­light­ing the is­sues in Au­gust.

A num­ber of po­hutukawa trees planted by the New Zealand Trans­port Au­thor­ity dur­ing the road widen­ing have also been re­moved, re­placed or re­lo­cated by the Auck­land City Coun­cil.

Fears were raised the roots could dam­age the newly laid foot­paths or fences on pri­vate prop­erty.

“They’ve done a good job and fin­ished it all off,” Maioro St res­i­dent Shashi Prema says.

“Af­ter the ar­ti­cle came out, one of the ladies from Auck­land city came out and got on to it.

“Be­fore that we hadn’t seen any­one.”

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