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Summer roadworks kick off in Kamo

​Whangarei’s summer roadworks are about to kick off with work starting on Kamo Road, Kensington, between Nixon Street and McClintock Street this week.
Updated: 23/09/2014 12:35 p.m.

Downer NZ has been contracted by Whangarei District Council to carry out kerb and channel repair and pavement reconstruction, road marking and other miscellaneous works between now and mid November.

The first part of the job, two weeks of kerb, channel and footpath repairs, will start on Monday 22 September.

“There will be little affect on road traffic during this first stage of the work, but some of the footpath and channel works may temporarily affect pedestrians and people accessing properties on the road,” said WDC Roading Projects Engineer Kevin Barry.

“Our contractors will work with residents and pedestrians to minimise the inconvenience.”

Mr Barry said weather or other issues could change the timeframes set, but October normally heralds drier weather.

Following the kerb, channelling and footpath works, work will begin reconstructing the road surface (pavement) between McClintock Street and Nixon Street.

“During this phase we will do the outbound/northbound side of the road between McClintock Street and the railway crossing first, followed by the inbound/southbound part of the same section.  We will then do the outbound/northbound part of the road between the railway crossing and Nixon Street, followed by the inbound/southbound side of that section.  There may be detours for traffic on side roads as staged closures are required while the pavement works progress down the road. 

“Two-way access will be maintained along Kamo Road throughout the day and most of the sealing will take place after dark.  This should minimise disruption for residents, drivers and pedestrians, but there may be delays and occasions when we need to temporarily stop traffic or close side roads for several days,” said Mr Barry.

“Whenever we need to do that we will give the residents in those streets plenty of notice and a number to call in case any special arrangements need to be made.”

Mr Barry said the safety of the residents, drivers, pedestrians and workers was of paramount importance.

“Whangarei people have been very good about taking care when moving through work sites and adhering to the traffic management measures. We will have traffic controllers on site to assist with vehicle and pedestrian movements as required.”

“On behalf of Council and our contractors, I would like to thank everyone in advance for the cooperation I know they will show during this work,” he said.

Anyone with any questions about the project can contact:

  • Downer NZ’s Stakeholder Communications Advisor on 027 247 1621
  • Downer NZ Project Managers:
    John Balcombe 027 234 3277, James Darge 0272016414

Image of Kamo Road roading improvements map.




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