New kerb and channel for Walnut Avenue

Published: 17 May 2024

Contractors working for Council will soon begin renewing the kerb and channel on Walnut Avenue, between Oak Grove and West Street/SH1.

HEB Construction are programmed to start work on Monday 20 May and the work will take about six weeks.

Group Manager Infrastructure and Open Spaces Neil McCann said the old kerb and channel was broken in places and overdue for renewal.

“The new kerb and channel won’t be as deep as the old one, but the new kerb will be higher than a standard kerb to make it difficult for vehicles to be able to drive up onto the Ashburton Domain, which is a community green space we want to protect.”

The work will be carried out in three segments, starting at the Oak Grove end.

“Traffic flow on Walnut Avenue should not be affected. The contractors will be reducing the fenced areas as each section is completed, allowing for the car parks to be used again.” Mr McCann said.

“We’re aware that Glow in the Park is scheduled for King’s Birthday weekend so the contractors will move big machinery out of the way so people can still angle park along Walnut Avenue.”

During the first couple of weeks of the project, the give way left turn from Walnut Avenue into Oak Grove will not be available.

The kerb and channel project will cost about $200,000.

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