Tītīraupenga Street upgrade picks up pace
The Te Heu Heu/Tītīraupenga Streets intersection will be closed next week to speed up work on the Taupō Town Centre Transformation upgrade.
The work was originally scheduled to be carried out under a stop/go road closure, but following consultation with nearby businesses and residents, it has been decided to fully close the intersection from Monday 4 October to Sunday 10 October. Detours will run along Ruapehu Street, Tūwharetoa Street, Tamamutu Street, and Kaimanawa Street.
Project Manager Izelda Cruz said the full closure will mean work can be done in a much shorter time frame, while providing a safer work site for the team. “Closing the intersection means we can do all the pavement construction at once,” Ms Cruz said, “so what would have taken more than three weeks and caused major frustration with stop-go operations, can now be achieved in one week and we can get traffic flow back to normal sooner.”
“Despite challenging weather and lockdown, the contractor has worked really well to speed up the programme. The contractor doing the work on the pedestrian traffic light adjacent to Taupō Primary School is back in town this week after being delayed due to the Auckland lockdown, and the in-berm parking on Horomātangi Street is progressing well with just over 50 new parks being constructed. The next intersection the Downer team will move to is the Spa Road/Tītīraupenga Street one, which is programmed for mid-October.”