Roading projects discussed

The road works on Gordon Rd. PHOTO: CHRISTINE O'CONNOR
The road works on Gordon Rd. PHOTO: CHRISTINE O'CONNOR

New Zealand Transport Agency roading projects - delayed and new - were discussed at a Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board meeting last week.

Agency Coastal Otago maintenance contract manager Nick Rodger, in a written statement, gave board members an update on the roading project in Gordon Rd in Mosgiel.

Downer staff had discovered poor quality fill placed over older water main infrastructure, which had caused extensive additional work and resulted in significant and unavoidable delays to the project, he said.

The poor quality fill was not installed by the Dunedin City Council, he said.

Laying of the final asphalt surface was expected to begin this week and would take up to 10 days to complete.

Then road-marking would begin and service covers would be lifted to make them flush with the surface asphalt.

"We remain optimistic that no further issues will be encountered and that we can return Mosgiel to its new normal'' by April 8, he said.

• Planned planting around the interchange of State Highways 1 and 87 would be complete by the end of June.

Minor changes had been made to the planting plan.

Board chairwoman Sarah Davie-Nitis said she hoped the changes would include some colourful plants.

• A problematic Mosgiel intersection is being redesigned to "better accommodate turning movements and maximise visibility'', Mr Rodger said.

SHAWN.MCAVINUE @thestar.co.nz

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