A short section of the river path below Victoria Bridge will be closed intermittently for a week, from 1 March, while work continues on the cleaning of the Victoria Bridge.
The section to be closed runs immediately underneath the bridge, on the city (western) side of the Waikato River. The closures, between 9am and 3pm each day, are to allow for the construction of scaffolding essential to the bridge project.
The detour takes path users across Grantham St, rejoining the path south of the bridge near the Waikato Rowing Club building in Roose-Commerce Park.
The stairs leading from Grantham St to the Victoria Bridge are also currently unavailable.
Water blasting to clean the bridge starts shortly, and an approved water management plan is in place to ensure the efficient and considered use of this water. If the city’s Water Alert Level moves beyond Level 2, water use will be reviewed.