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Durham Street project update - Friday, 10 May 2019

Durham Street

The last two concrete panels on the west side of the roadway have been poured, the rain gardens by the parking building have been installed and the footpath concrete on the west to the Durham Lane access side has been poured all this past week.

Traffic travelling along Durham Street will notice they are travelling on more of the new concrete roadway next week. This new concrete roadway go as far as Beaurepaires.

Installation of rain gardens
Photo: Installation of rain gardens.

Spring Street and Durham Street Intersections

Unexpected problems with underground services at the carpark building corner has delayed excavation and paving work, while design changes on the other corner have prevented any work starting in that area as well.

Pedestrians will have access on the new footpath from Durham Lane past the University of Waikato entrance to Spring Street next week. There will be a temporary pedestrian crossing point constructed near the entrance to the university.

However, we will be able to open Spring Street from Cameron Road to Durham Street as soon as the road marking work on the intersection is complete. There may be some minor changes to pedestrian access ways once the road is open. We will keep everyone informed of these changes.

Durham Lane

The opening of the access lane from the University of Waikato to Cameron Road was delayed this past week due to unexpected underground service levels on the Cameron Road footpath. These issues have been resolved and the last of the asphalt is expected to be laid Friday (10 May) weather permitting.  Once the asphalt work is completed, the access way will be fully open.

The next phase will involve closing the access way from Spring Street to the University of Waikato so excavation will begin. We expect to find some archaeological items of interest in this area which may delay the work from time to time. We will be sure to include any finding in our weekly updates.

Durham Lane from Durham Street to the Bongard Centre will remain closed to traffic next week to allow for the upgrading of wastewater and water pipes. Pedestrian access will be maintained.  
 Ramps being installed by parking building
Photo: Ramps being installed by parking building.

Please contact Keith Campbell our Stakeholder Manager if you have any concerns or questions.

Posted: May 10, 2019,


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