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.

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