Parked car no road block for Hamilton contractors when resealing road

A Hamilton contracting crew found a simple solution when they encountered a car blocking their scheduled road work. Photo/ Facebook
A Hamilton contracting crew found a simple solution when they encountered a car blocking their scheduled road work. Photo/ Facebook

A car up on blocks was no obstacle for a group of Hamilton contractors whose 'she'll be right' attitude came up with a simple solution when resealing the road - just go around it.

Waimarie Street in Hamilton was due to be resealed by crews working under the council's Infrastructure Alliance in the quiet period after Christmas.

The team couldn't risk throwing off their tight post-Christmas schedule. Photo/ Facebook
The team couldn't risk throwing off their tight post-Christmas schedule. Photo/ Facebook

Despite letterbox drops informing residents, a seemingly abandoned car with no wheels was left up on blocks on the side of the wide street.

Rather than delay the job, throwing the team's tight schedule off, they decided to just go around the car instead.

Manager Kirsty Marlow said she knew that could look odd.

"It is simply the most efficient way of completing our work in these circumstances," she said.

"From time to time, we have vehicles which are left on the street and, rather than cancel that programmed work, we do as much as we can and then return later to complete the small areas where the vehicles were.

The car was up on blocks and appeared to be abandoned. Photo/ Facebook
The car was up on blocks and appeared to be abandoned. Photo/ Facebook

"It is not ideal, but it is far better than disrupting our entire resealing programme, as we have traffic management plans in place for the dates we work on."

The alliance was working to get the car removed if required.

- NZ Herald

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