Hamilton City Council is undertaking work on streets in various parts of the city over the next week to address safety issues and carry out routine maintenance.
All 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.
- Traffic management in place for tree pruning on Forest Lake Rd and Fifth Ave
The Council’s arborists will be pruning large street trees hanging over properties and traffic lanes between 68 Forest Lake Rd and 132 Forest Lake Rd on Tuesday 12 November and Wednesday 13 November. To allow the crew to work safely, there will be short periods, between 9am and 2.30pm, when traffic is under stop/go control.
On Thursday 14 November, the crew will be working on Fifth Ave, near the Five Cross Roads Roundabout. Four street trees near the controlled pedestrian crossing will be removed and replaced in winter 2020. For this project, there will be stop/go control between 9am and 2.30pm.
- Rejuvenation work continues on Arthur Porter Dr
The rejuvenation work on Arthur Porter Dr has commenced and will take around four weeks to complete. The affected section of road runs from Clem Newby Rd through to Te Kowhai Rd East, up to Tasman Rd. A road closure is in place, from 6am to 6pm, with a detour via Chalmers Rd and Tasman Rd. Footpaths will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Changes to pedestrian crossing at Pukete School
Work is progressing well on the signalised pedestrian crossing outside Pukete School to transform it into a raised pedestrian platform that will improve safety and reduce speed. The work is expected to take around three weeks to complete. Council is working closely with the school around pedestrian movements during construction.
- Bader Street work underway
Drainage work has commenced in Bader Street for the installation of raised safety platforms and a raised pedestrian crossing, to help reduce speed. The work is expected to take around three weeks to complete.
- Dixon Rd soon to re-open
The Dixon Rd intersection will re-open this weekend. Thank you for your patience while the works took place. This helped us get ready for construction of the new roundabout into the new neighbourhood at Peacocke, which will begin next year.
- London St safety improvements completed
Safety improvements have been completed on London St, this includes the installation of a raised safety pedestrian crossing near the Barton St intersection. The speed limit on London St has also been lowered from 50kmh to 30kmh to support these safety improvements.
- Recent changes to city speed limits
Following changes to speed limits around Hamilton in September, a further round of alterations have been made at different locations across the city. The latest round of speed limit changes came into effect on 4 November.