Good job on wider street
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.”