Work on Waipa¯ roads, foot­path

Waipa Post - - Crimeline -

Sum­mer around the Waipa¯ dis­trict will be a busy one with work un­der­way on plan­ning for ma­jor im­prove­ments to roads and foot­paths.

Waipa¯ Dis­trict Coun­cil is pre­par­ing for seal ex­ten­sions, new foot­paths and new pedes­trian cross­ings as part of the bud­get con­firmed un­der the 10-Year Plan.

Road cor­ri­dor man­ager Bryan Hud­son says seal ex­ten­sions are planned for Waikoha Rd (from Te Pahu¯ Rd), John He­witt Drive (en­trance to Waipuke Re­serve) and Wise­man Rd at a cost of about $500,000 for all three roads.

The work does not at­tract a sub­sidy from the NZ Trans­port Agency — all costs for any seal ex­ten­sion work is paid by coun­cil.

Ten­ders for the work will be let shortly with the in­ten­tion, weather per­mit­ting, to com­plete the ma­jor­ity of seal­ing work be­fore Christ­mas.

Sev­eral new foot­paths are also in the pipe­line. The foot­paths, some join­ing new sub­di­vi­sions to other ur­ban ar­eas, are planned for Brown­ing St (from Car­lyle St to Ten­nyson), He­mans St, Fred Par­sons Cr, Grey St and Vo­gel St in Cam­bridge.

In Te Awa­mutu foot­paths are planned for Swar­brick Dr and Rewi St.

“Long-term, coun­cil is aim­ing to have foot­paths on at least one side of all ur­ban roads across the dis­trict, but that will take some time to achieve given other bud­get pri­or­i­ties,” Bryan says.

New pedes­trian cross­ings are in the works, with con­struc­tion to be staged over at least two fi­nan­cial years. New cross­ings are planned at high-use lo­ca­tions in Piron­gia in­clud­ing out­side The Nest Cafe in Franklin St, McClure St (north of Crozier in­ter­sec­tion) and Crozier St.

In Te Awa­mutu pedes­trian cross­ings are planned for Park Rd (near Hazelmere in­ter­sec­tion) and Cam­bridge Rd (east of Mitre 10 Mega) Vic­to­ria St (be­tween Queen St and Al­pha St) in Cam­bridge.

Early es­ti­mates put the po­ten­tial cost at $300,000.

The pedes­trian cross­ings will re­ceive a 51 per cent sub­sidy from the NZ Trans­port Agency (NZTA)

Waipa¯ Dis­trict is work­ing with NZTA on var­i­ous safety im­prove­ments for State High­way 3, which in­cludes a¯ pedes­trian cross­ing in Ohaupo¯. How­ever, no fi­nal de­ci­sions have been made as to a lo­ca­tion or time­frame.

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