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Thursday 26 January, 2017
District Council will be unable to reopen the closed section of Oak Grove this
afternoon, following unforeseen problems with a part of the sewer mains they
are working to replace.
contractor ACL has found an obstruction in the mains and is hoping to reopen
the closed section of Oak Grove by 5pm tomorrow, Friday 27 January.
waiting on a part called a bursting head to arrive today to continue work on
the mains. It’s unfortunate that we are unable to reopen the road today, but we
are doing our best to get the work done as quickly as possible,” Council
Projects and Operations Manager Viv Eyberg says.
north-bound lane of Oak Grove from Elizabeth Street to the Harrison Street
roundabout has been closed since Tuesday 24 January while sewer main renewals
are underway. Council had hoped to reopen the closed section of road today (26
is part of Council’s ongoing programme to renew Ashburton’s sewer mains, which
must be replaced when they have reached the end of their serviceable life.
Renewing the mains helps ensure the network continues to function correctly.
around the renewal works remain in place via Elizabeth Street, Cross Street and
questions or to report concerns, please contact ACL Project Manager Tim Bain on
027 280 9194.