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Work is progressing to schedule on Cass Street and traffic is moving around a temporary roundabout at the intersection of Havelock and Cass streets. In coming weeks, the intersection will become a give way intersection, with priority to Havelock Street traffic.
Council and the contractors say they are aware that there is some traffic confusion and congestion at times in the Cass Street area, particularly around Burnett Street, compounded by the Ashburton Club and MSA rebuild.
Spraymarks are responsible for the traffic management for both the MSA and CBD projects, and are working hard to ensure that there is as little disruption to local businesses as possible. There will be times where single lanes with stop/go regulations will be in place, as well as roads being closed for the installation of the new MSA building.
The initial CBD work started with the installation of new underground infrastructure including new water pipes along both sides of Cass Street. The water pipeline was also extended down Burnett Street to William Street.
Cass Street has received a temporary coat of chip seal to protect the road surface until the permanent surface is laid. This will be done once all of the kerb and channel, footpath and garden bed work has been completed.
Contractors will soon begin constructing rain gardens and kerbs.