Good progress continues on wastewater project

Published: 31 October 2022

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Farm Road, between Middle Road and Racecourse Road, will be closed for 12 days from Wednesday 2 November as contractors move early into the next stage of the North West Ashburton wastewater project.

Council Infrastructure Services Group Manager Neil McCann said contractors Tru-Line Civil were at least four weeks ahead of schedule, thanks to good weather and an extra work team.

“We will have wrapped up work on Carters Road by 10 November, which is well ahead of schedule, and will be working on the closed section of Farm Road until 21 December.

“At this rate, contractors will be returning to work on Allens Road and the new pump station at the start of March and the whole project should be finished by the start of April. We’re really pleased with progress and this ultimately means less disruption for residents who live in the area.”

Farm Road residents who live on the section to be temporarily closed will continue to have access to their properties and be notified by the contractor of any restrictions. A detour will be available for public traffic.

Mr McCann said the contractors would move their machines to Farm Road over the next few days.

“We really appreciate everyone’s patience while the project is under way. We know it can be disruptive at times and we are continuously co-ordinating with all affected residents as the work moves around its different stages.”

Traffic management will also be in place for the Allens Road stage between Carters Road and Middle Road, from 2 March 2023.

Anyone wanting to be kept informed of updates on the project should sign up for free e-newsletters at ashburtondc.govt.nz.

Council’s website will also carry regular updates about the project.

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