Above ground upgrades starting next week in Ashburton CBD


​Progress on the Ashburton CBD streetscape revitalisation is moving ahead on track, with above ground upgrades starting on Cass Street from next week (16 March).

The new underground infrastructure, including water pipes are almost finished being installed along both sides of Cass Street (between Havelock and Moore Streets) and a temporary coat of chip seal has been applied to the road.

The contractors, TruLine Civil will begin constructing rain gardens and new kerb from Monday 16 March, and once all above ground upgrades are completed, the permanent road surface will be applied.

Pictured: Work on Cass Street continues at the Havelock Street intersection, where the roundabout has been removed for underground pipes to be installed.

Residents in the area will also have noticed that the roundabout at the Cass Street/Havelock Street intersection has been removed. A temporary roundabout has been installed, but this will become a give-way intersection in coming weeks, with priority given to Havelock Street traffic.

Some driver confusion continues in the area, particulary at the Burnett Street intersection. It's understood that the traffic flow issues are being compounded by the rebuild working happening at the Ashburton Club & MSA. Due to the ongoing work in this area, residents are being reminded that stop/go regulations will be in place at times and to be mindful of the roadwork signage.

Learn more about the Ashburton CBD Streetscape Revewal project at ashburtondc.govt.nz/CBD

Page reviewed: 12 Mar 2020 4:00pm