Raupo Street from Heads Road to Hinau Street will be closed to all traffic from Monday, 1 November 2021 for Whanganui District Council contractors to undertake stormwater and wastewater upgrades. This work is scheduled to be completed in approximately six months.
During the upgrade all traffic in this part of Raupo Street will be diverted into Hinau Street so that vehicle users can access Rogers Street or Mosston Road as alternate routes to avoid the work area. Traffic in Heads Road will be reduced to one lane with traffic light controls while work takes place at the intersection of Heads Road and Raupo Street.
Please note that affected Raupo Street residents will have access to their properties at all times during this work.
The installation of stormwater and wastewater pipes in this area will allow for the separation of these flows, and significantly improve stormwater and wastewater levels of service the council provides to the community.
This work will also reduce wet weather flows in the city’s wastewater system, reducing the risk of flooding that is key to meeting environmental objectives. The upgrade will also accommodate current and anticipated growth in Whanganui’s urban area.
This project is being funded from central government’s Three Waters Stimulus Project funding that was launched in July 2020 after last year’s COVID-19 lockdowns – more information here