Sewer repairs to disrupt traffic

01:33, Feb 25 2013

Road users can expect some disruption on Wai-iti Rd between St Johns Avenue and Guinness St for up to three months from March.

Work replacing aging sewer along the road will take three months and will cause some changed to traffic flows and to those using cycle lanes and footpaths.

Timaru District Council drainage and water manager Grant Hall said the work was necessary because the old sewer main, made largely of vitrified clay, was first laid in 1911 "and now, 100 years or so on, the pipe had reached the end of its useful life".

The new sewer line would need to be connected to individual private properties but access would be maintained. The project was budgeted in the council's Long Term Plan to cost $440,000.


The Timaru Herald