New footpath for Tasman St

Last updated 07:51 18/07/2012

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Tasman St is about to get a footpath.

Until now the street in The Wood has only had a painted white line to indicate the footpath.

Nelson City Council executive manager network services Alec Louverdis said that was because that was the way the road had been constructed.

The council would now put in footpaths with kerb and channelling, along with treeplanting and upgrade the street’s stormwater system.

The $580,000 project is on the stretch of Tasman St between Halifax St and Grove Rd, and is a continuation of previous upgrades in the section up to Bridge St.

Mr Louverdis said it was part of its progressive upgrade of streets in The Wood that had been going for 12 years and would continue to be rolled out over the next five or six years depending on annual plan spending.

The Tasman St work is scheduled to be completed in seven weeks.

Similar work is being carried out on Queens Rd where a $1.6 million project will upgrade water and sewage systems and there will be a shared road.

Mr Louverdis said that was designed for people and cars to share the roadway.

That work is expected to be finished in four or five weeks.

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