Turangi footpath restoration coming
Next week marks the beginning of a project to spruce up the footpath in the Turangi Mall.
The footpath area will be cleaned, dried and sealed in efforts to repair and maintain it long-term.
The process involves high-pressure cleaning of about 4000m2 of concrete, removing stains, chewing gum, moss and mould.
Once dry, the area will be treated with a sealer. Despite all of the chemicals used being environmentally friendly, the contractors will use a ‘sucker’ truck to remove any residue, with no water running into the stormwater system.
All work will occur outside of usual trading hours due to the large amount of foot traffic through the mall and to provide the least amount of disruption to businesses during the project.
Sections of the footpath will be fenced off at night to allow for the washing and sealing to take place and removed each day before normal operating hours start.
The project is expected to take 2-3 weeks, weather permitting.