Ashburton CBD Revitalisation Project Update for the week of 7 July 2021

Published: 7 July 2021


The Ashburton CBD streetscape upgrade is now 71 per cent complete, with work at the intersection of East and Havelock Streets due to finish next week. Here is the latest update on the work programme.


The upgrade work at the East Street and Havelock Street intersection is progressing, but unfortunately, a slight delay is resulting in the work now programmed for completion a week later than was originally planned. We apologise for any disruption this additional time will have on local businesses.

The revised completion date is the week ending 16 July. The railway line portion of Havelock Street will then be open to traffic and pedestrians, and traffic will be able to travel on Havelock Street, although a wastewater pipe replacement will affect the westbound lane for a week.


A replacement wastewater pipe was originally due to be installed in Havelock Street earlier this year but that work was postponed.

The installation will now commence on Monday 19 July. This pipeline will be installed on the southern side (west-bound lane) of the street from the MSA carpark up to just east of East Street. While this work is carried out, Havelock Street will be open to vehicles travelling east only. The work is expected to take up to a week.


The East/Havelock Street week-long delay will mean Tru-Line will now start the upgrade work at the East Street and Moore Street intersection on Monday 19 July. The work will start in the northbound lane of the intersection and is expected to take a month to complete.

For the duration of this intersection upgrade, vehicles will be able to travel north and south along East Street. Stop/go personnel will be in place on either side of the intersection during the daytime to let vehicles through the single-lane section of the site. Temporary traffic signals will operate outside work hours.

From 19 July the section of Moore Street from SH1/West Street over the railway line to the intersection will be closed to all traffic for a month.

From 19 July, Moore Street on the eastern side will be closed to all through traffic from Cass Street to East Street. However, all businesses located on Moore Street between Cass Street and just before East Street will have full access to their businesses and parking facilities for the month of July/August.

There will be no pedestrian access across the railway line at Moore Street during July/August and pedestrians will need to use the rail crossing at the Tancred Street/water feature location.

Pedestrian crossings along East Street on the eastern side will be in place.

We understand this work will be disruptive but we hope that being able to keep the intersection open throughout the four-week construction period will help maintain access for businesses and customers along East Street.


The East Street intersection upgrades at Tancred and Burnett Streets have now been completed. Both newly-paved intersections are open for traffic.

The East Street road surface between each intersection will be upgraded once the four intersections have been completed. Once this is finished, the work will move onto the footpaths.


The upgrade of the western side of East Street is nearing completion, with either end at Moore and Havelock still to be completed.

The children’s play equipment is being installed and additional planting along the railway line is well advanced.

The shared footpath from Moore Street to the Couplands crossing has been completed.

The installation of tree pits and new kerbing between Tancred and Moore Streets will start this week.


The new concrete footpath from Speights up to the laneway just west of Stoked Cycles has been poured with preparation for the next stage of the footpath up to the Somerset Grocer well advanced, and concrete programmed to be poured on Thursday 8 July.

The new road surface has been completed, with the road marking programmed to be carried out in the next two weeks. New street lights and street furniture have been installed and the garden beds are being planted.

The street is on track for completion in late July.

Please note, while we don’t anticipate any delays, they can happen and the above periods may be extended if the contractor encounters unexpected issues. However where possible, Tru-Line Civil will have extra crews working, therefore some work may begin earlier than anticipated. We will try to give everyone a ‘heads up’ if changes are pending. Adverse weather events can also delay work.


Should you have any queries, below are two points of contact:

Conor Redmond
Site Engineer/Project Manager
021 071 9930

Crissie Drummond
Infrastructure Services Support Officer
307 7760 or 027 591 1973

To receive important alerts regarding CBD upgrade works, text '#CBD' to '4196.

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