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June 27, 2022, 08:00 AM
A major joint infrastructure projects gets underway in Tawa Street this week, involving the replacement of gas and water mains.
The current 600 m water main on Tawa Street (between Rata Street and Kings Avenue) is being replaced as it has almost reached the end of its useful life. The main provides water supply to surrounding residents and contributes to other Gonville areas. At the same time, the gas main will be replaced using the same trench.
The project, between Whanganui District Council and GasNet, is part of a wider programme of works within the council’s Long-Term Plan and Water Asset Management Plan to upgrade the level of service available through the network. Downer is the contractor.
Project benefits include increasing the life of the assets, improving the level of service, increasing firefighting and flow/pressure capacity and ensuring the continuity of the water and gas supply.
Work is expected to take about six weeks to complete and will begin this week at the intersection of Kings Avenue and Tawa Street.
While Tawa Street will be kept to two lanes during this work, stop/go traffic management and speed restrictions will be in place.
Residents have been notified as the work may temporarily restrict access to driveways and there may be water shut-offs required at various times.
Visit the Tawa Street project page for more information.