Miro Street resurfacing back on track
An extensive programme to resurface parts of Miro street will begin next Monday, August 24.
The programme was originally scheduled for earlier in the year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 Level 4 restrictions and was then delayed by winter weather conditions.
Infrastructure manager Denis Lewis said it is great to have the programme back on track.
“Miro Street was constructed in 1962 with a relatively shallow base of compacted pumice, which was adequate for the traffic it was handling back then but not for the heavy traffic that now travels through the industrial area,” he said.
“There is considerable potholing and damage to the kerbing and channeling caused by heavy vehicles, so we are going to excavate the road and lay a much deeper base that can stand up to the loadings. We’ll be reusing the pumice base and we’ll be repairing the kerbing and channeling, as well as changing the layout of the Matai Street intersection.”
The first section of road to be upgraded will be between No. 31 to No. 86 Miro Street, which will involve one lane with a stop/go signal at times and possibly detours around either Matai or Manuka streets. The work is expected to be complete by Friday, 23 October, weather dependent.