Ashburton District Council is encouraging motorists to avoid the State Highway 1/Walnut Avenue intersection from the evening of Monday 8 May 2017, when ongoing wastewater pipe work on Walnut Avenue will commence through the highway.
Council expects the work to affect traffic flows at the intersection from 7.00pm on Monday night until Thursday 11 May, and is advising road users to use alternate routes if they can.
Council Projects & Operations Manager Viv Eyberg says the work will include digging through the roundabout island before completing the project a short distance up Walnut Avenue towards Harrison Street.
"We are very impressed with and thankful for motorists' understanding throughout this entire project," he says. "We are about to begin one of the final legs of the project through SH1 next week and would greatly appreciate the community's continued support."
To help alleviate disruption to traffic on SH1, Council will work at night from 7.00pm until 6.00am the following morning on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. The work through SH1 is expected to be completed on Thursday 11 May.
Council began wastewater renewal work on Walnut Avenue from McLean Street, through SH1 on 6 March, as part of its ongoing programme to renew Ashburton's wastewater pipe network.
The full project on Walnut Avenue is expected to be completed in June 2017. For any questions or to report concerns, please contact Council on 03 307 7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org