Round­about pro­ject goes over bud­get

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯RONGORONGO -

Planned main­te­nance to a Toko­roa round­about has gone over bud­get af­ter and taken longer than ex­pected.

The South Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil pro­ject bud­geted at $105,000 was planned to make the round­about slightly larger and add ad­di­tional kerb­ing.

The re­vamp was sup­posed to im­prove ma­noeu­vra­bil­ity for ve­hi­cles, specif­i­cally for trucks, and slow down traf­fic be­cause of con­cerns over speed, road­ing man­ager Gor­don Naidoo said.

How­ever, ‘‘ un­forseen cir­cum­stances’’ have de­layed the pro­ject.

‘‘Some of the sub­grade ma­te­rial was softer than ex­pected. This some­times hap­pens with road­ing jobs.

Coun­cil do test­ing at var­i­ous ar­eas, to gain an av­er­age as­sess­ment of the pave­ment. Once you re­move the top pave­ment layer and ex­pose the sub­grade layer, some­times softer pock­ets be­come ap­par­ent.’’

This meant the soft ar­eas needed to be re­moved and en­tirely re­placed, which has slowed the process down.

While the ex­tra costs have yet to be added up it is catered for through the over­all road­ing bud­gets, he said.

The Lo­gan St round­about has been in the con­struc­tion phase for sev­eral weeks af­ter un­ex­pected is­sues.

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