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Mr Tait said Ryeland Ave in Ilam had “hardly a crack in it”, but the Christchurch City Council disagrees so it has torn up the street as part of a $60,000 renewal project.
Work is being undertaken to replace the existing footpath, remove the top surface, level the formation below and relay a new top surface.
Mr Tait has complained to the city council, calling the project a “complete waste of money” that would be better off spent elsewhere.
Mr Tait said the money would be better spent at Tuirau Pl, which has big tree roots in the ground or the intersection of Ilam and Maidstone Rds.
But Mr Tait said: “I am 83, I can’t fall over in the street, it is ridiculous,” he said.
The footpaths were last replaced 23 years ago.
“My wife said stop complaining, it will be nice to have a nice street to walk on,” Mr Tait said.
Mr Pinner said the city council aims to be proactive in maintaining roads to avoid future deterioration.
But he said the it will always take on feedback and work to improve its determination of sites to best serve the public as a whole.