Traffic flow disrupted in the city
Traffic restrictions that have dogged motorists on Ferguson St outside Pak ‘n Save for the past two months have spilled out on to Fitzherbert Ave.
Movements through the busy intersection were restricted through the middle of the day on Friday as the project to install a new storm water pipe from Linton St to Fitzherbert Ave drew to an end.
Palmerston North City Council water and waste services manager Robert Van Bentum said movements would be restricted through the intersection until the work was finished.
In particular, vehicles travelling along Ferguson St toward The Plaza would not be able to turn right into Fitzherbert Ave toward the Fitzherbert Bridge.
A 30 kilometre per hour speed restriction would apply through the intersection during that time.
The work had started at the beginning of July.
It involved deep excavation to lay huge 1350mm diameter stormwater pipes intended to improve the capacity of the city’s storm water network.
The project was scheduled to be finished on Friday, depending on the weather.