James Line to get facelift
Residents at the lower end of Palmerston North’s James Line are looking forward to having a proper urban street complete with full city services.
The city council has been granted consent from Horizons Regional Council to upgrade the road this summer.
Resident Janet Walke, who lives on the corner of James Line and State Highway 3, said there were real safety concerns while the stretch of road remained narrow and poorly formed.
Road planning team leader David Lane said the roading project included a new intersection connecting Rosalie Tce to James Line.
A new roundabout between the terrace and the state highway will link with Freedom Dr, which will run through the subdivision parallel to the state highway between Roberts Line and James Line.
On the other side of the roundabout will be a new road opening up the planned suburb of Whakarongo, which has been rezoned for residential development.
The upgrade will make the street like any other in the urban area, with footpaths on both sides, street lights and underground power cables.
It will also bring city water, wastewater and stormwater services to residents’ boundaries.
Tenders for James Line close on September 20 with the work expected to take 20 weeks.
A project to upgrade Palmerston North’s James Line is finally on the downhill stretch.