Good progress on Lake Terrace repair
Good progress has been made on the Lake Terrace repair, with a 130 tonne crane returning to the work site this week for the final heavy lifting.
Operations manager Kevin Strongman said the repair had presented some complex design challenges, but these had been addressed and the project was coming together on schedule despite adverse weather.
“More than 300 metres of water main pipe have been installed and are now being prepared for connection, and this will allow Lake Terrace through to Ruapehu Street to reopen on Wednesday, August 28. A great deal of work had to be done excavating the washout and preparing the cavity for the retaining wall, but construction of the wall is now well underway. This means the Downstream Defender storm water separator can be installed in the next few days and this will in turn allow work on road reinstatement to begin. We are aiming to have the southbound lane of the road open in the first week of September, and the northbound lane should open towards the end of the second week of September,” he said.