Of bridges …… and crossings

Two footbridges in Te Awamutu at Shanel Place and Memorial Park are now in use.

The old Shanel footbridge will be removed once water and sewer pipes have been rerouted to the new bridge.

Finding a contractor to do this pipe work has been difficult, Waipā Roading manager Bryan Hudson told the Service Delivery committee this week.

Bryan Hudson

A second bridge nearest the netball courts in Memorial Park is ready to go in but staff need to wait for ground conditions to improve.

“The heavy crane needs dry hard ground to avoid getting stuck and to ensure the work can be done safely,” said Hudson.

The work should be done early next year.

Meanwhile, Ōhaupō village’s central signalised pedestrian crossing is a step closer with design now complete and the job about to go out on tender. Construction start is flexible to attract the best tenders, Hudson says.

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