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Durham Street project update - Friday, 17 October 2019

Durham Street proudly hosted the STEMFestival last weekend and, despite the rain, the event had an amazing turn out. Below is a statement from the event organizers of STEMFestival.

“With a fresh new city street and its powerhouse of incredible tenants, we literally took over Durham Street, Basestation, the University of Waikato and it’s just opened science labs, Trustpower and Aspire2, to present 40+ exhibitors to 3500 enthusiastic visitors. WOW!”


Photo: Attendees at STEMFestival.

A series of photo boards highlighting the journey of the Durham Street and Durham Lane upgrade were on display at the event this past weekend. There was such an interest in the photo boards, we have decided to keep them up for a bit longer. You can view them outside of the carpark building for project highlights and fun facts.


Photo: Photo boards highlighting project outside of carpark building.

Important note: We have installed the parking meters and signage along Durham Street. There is no parking in Durham Lane and 60min parking on Durham Street.

The windy weather this week has certainly tested the new trees outside the University of Waikato. As a temporary measure, we are supporting the trees with strapping until the street furniture is all installed and the trees have had time to spread their roots.


Photo: Trees being supported during windy weather.

With all the machinery and traffic control now removed from the street, the last small pieces of work will be undertaken without any road closures.

Highlights from the past week:

  • Traffic management and all barriers have been removed from site. This is a very exciting milestone for the project.
  • Durham Street open to two-way traffic.
  • Durham Lane open to vehicle traffic.
  • Street signage is up.
  • Bus stop is ready to link back into bus network.

Work happening next week includes:

Durham Street

  • Continue cobblestone work on make-up strip between footpath and Palazzo Kitchens and Nood buildings.
  • Bike stands to be installed.
  • Seating to be installed.
  • Final planting around seating.
  • Litter traps to go inside cesspits.
  • Light shrouds.
  • Pave-locking of cobbled areas to set them once they have settled.

Please be advised that this newsletter update will conclude upon the completion of this project at the end of October 2019.

Please contact Becky Cox, Fulton Hogan Stakeholder Manager, at 027 403 2598 or becky.cox@fultonhogan.com if you have any concerns or questions.

Posted: Oct 18, 2019,
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