The first of 80 footpath renewals planned for Hamilton streets this year, has started this week on Forest Lake Rd.
In the 2018/19 year Hamilton City Council has budgeted through its 10-Year Plan to spend $5.1M on footpath renewals, more than double the amount for the previous year. More than 17km of footpath will be replaced this year.
The increased funding for the current and future years recognises the need for replacement of footpaths installed in the city 20-25 years ago during significant city development.
The Council’s Infrastructure Alliance team is replacing both the footpath and the kerb and channel along 350m of the north side of Forest Lake Rd between the Ulster St/Victoria St/Te Rapa Rd intersection and Holden Ave. Pedestrians will be directed to use the footpath on the other side of the road.
To minimise the potential damage to new kerb at the busy intersection caused by larger vehicles, steel reinforcing will be used at the corners
The work will be done outside of peak hours and between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, and is expected to last two weeks, weather permitting.
For safety of those working on this job, or who travel along or live in this area, people are asked to comply with the reduced 30km/h speed limit, and other traffic management in place.
Residents are thanked for their patience while this work is done.
- Hamilton city has over 1000km of footpaths
- In 2017/18 $2.3M was spent on replacing footpaths on 33 streets, covering 7.6km
- In 2018/19 $5.1M is budgeted to replace footpaths on 80 streets, covering 17.3km