Drivers are being warned to expect diversions and possible delays in and around Hamilton this week with several construction and repair projects under way.
Hamilton City Council encourages road users to use alternative routes if possible. In some places, traffic management will be in place to ensure road users – including cyclists and walkers– can get through safely.
All the work is weather-dependent and may be deferred if it rains.
Night works on Anzac Parade/Memorial Drive
A stop-go operation will be in place between 8pm and 6am on Anzac Parade/Memorial Drive from today until Tuesday because of the wastewater pump station upgrade.
Forest Lake Rd/Lincoln St
As part of the Western Interceptor Duplication project the council will close the south-bound lane of Lincoln St between the roundabout and Avalon Drive intersection, from tomorrow for about four days to safely install a strategic wastewater pipe.
At this time the northern lane of Forest Lake Rd will reopen, but the westbound lane of Forest Lake Rd will remain closed between Rimu St and Avalon Drive. The roads will reopen as soon as the work is complete. Access to the truck stop on Lincoln St will be from the south only.
Victoria St tree trimming
The northbound lane on Victoria St, from Hood St to Collingwood St, will be closed on Tuesday for tree work. Traffic management will be in place.
Resurfacing: SH1 Whakauru Bridge, Tokoroa
Meanwhile Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises resurfacing will start on State Highway 1 at Whakauru Bridge in Tokoroa from Tuesday.
Work will take place between 6pm and 6am, with stop/go traffic management and a temporary speed limit of 30km/h. Work is expected to take three days, weather permitting, and minor delays can be expected. Outside work hours the road will operate as normal.
Ongoing Hamilton works
• Construction of raised safety platforms in Storey Ave (near Forest Lake School), Vardon Rd (near St Peter Chanel School), Mitcham Ave and Vardon Rd continues this week. Construction of all four raised safety platforms is expected to be completed by February 26.
• Construction of the new roundabout continues at the intersection of Bankwood and Comries Rds and traffic management is in place. The roundabout will include a shared off-road path and raised safety platforms to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety. Work is expected to be completed by the end of February.
• The city council's annual chipseal resurfacing work programme will seal 69 streets, covering around 20km. To see which streets are being chipsealed visit hamilton.govt.nz/roadresealing