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Week on Our Streets

Hamilton City Council is undertaking work on streets in various parts of the city over the next week to address safety issues and meet routine maintenance requirements.

All of this work is weather dependent and may be deferred in the event of rain.

Road users are encouraged to use alternative routes on the dates listed below if possible, to minimise traffic build-up and delays. However, where required, traffic management will be in place to ensure road users (including people on bikes and pedestrians) can navigate these areas safely while work is underway.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while these works are taking place – it is appreciated.

Upcoming maintenance and renewal projects:

  • Resealing – We will be resealing the Sandwich/Bryant and Sandwich/Delamare intersections from 22 – 26 July (this is work that has been deferred due to wet weather).
  • Water cutting – We will be completing water cutting over the next week on a number of sites. Water cutting involves altering the top layer of the road to improve skid resistance.  The key site is the 80km/h section of Te Rapa Road, north of McKee Street. The other sites include Pukete Rd (outside the Equestrian Centre) and remedial work at Wairere Drive (between River Rd and Pukete Rd) and Victoria St (between Liverpool St and Mill St).
  • Footpath, kerb and channel replacements – We will be replacing kerb & channel on Eton Dr and Newton Pl from 19-26 July, Pine Ave from 22 July – 2 August, and footpaths only on Odette St from 22 July to 2 August.
  • Traffic signals upgrade – We will be replacing the controller at the traffic lights at the intersection of Hall St/Norton Rd on 25 July. This will not have a major disruptive effect on traffic in the area, but a 4-way stop/go sign will be needed for a short time after the old controller is removed and before the new one is fully operational.

Other:

  • Worley Pl/Shared Zone – We will be closing this road on Monday 22 July from 12.00am to 7.00am to provide access to a large crane which will be used to replace the air conditioning unit located at the top of Centreplace.
  • Peacocke SH3 Roundabout  The first step in unlocking a new neighbourhood in Peacocke south of Hamilton is about to begin. From Wednesday 24 June, we will start relocating underground services to enable construction of a new roundabout on State Highway 3/Ohaupo Rd.  Works will mean the southern end of Dixon Rd will close to through traffic from 24 July to 31 October. There will be a detour via Garden Heights Ave/Pelorus St for residents and road users. Once complete in 2021, the new roundabout will not only create a connection into Peacocke, but it will also improve safety for road users using SH3/Ohaupo Rd and vehicles turning in and out of Dixon Rd. Find out more here:  https://www.hamilton.govt.nz/our-city/city-development/peacocke/upcoming-works/Pages/default.aspx.

Ongoing projects:

  • Te Aroha St/Grey St roundabout – This project continues, with a focus for the next week on pouring concrete for new kerb & channel and also widening footpaths. The project is on track to be completed by the end of July – depending on weather conditions.
  • Tree removal – Last week we removed a small number of trees along Lake Rd (from Hall St North) that had caused major damage to the footpath.  Next week we will be completing further work at the site including stump grinding and repairs to the footpath, kerbing and channel.
  • Watermain installation – We will be continuing to install new watermains through to the end of July at sites on Morrinsville Rd, Mahoe St and Dalesford St.
  • Wastewater work – We will be continuing to install a waste water storage tank at the intersection of Rimu St/Rata St in addition to wastewater main renewal work on Mears Rd, both through to the end of July.

Looking ahead:

  • Claudelands Bridge – Work along the bridge will commence on Monday 29 July and take approximately six weeks.  The Bridge will be closed at night during this period for construction. The project will see a range of speed calming devices and cycle infrastructure installed, to provide a safer passageway, particularly for people on bikes.

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