by Al Williams
Ongoing issues… Cracks have appeared in a recently formed cul-de-sac in Redruth.
The cul-de-sac at Redruth St was made about 12 months ago.
Timaru District Council land transport manager Andrew Dixon road pavement needs to settle and have traffic driving over it to identify any weak points now at the point where it’s cheaper to repair. The cul-de-sac head will eventually be surfaced with asphalt designed for turning trucks. The asphalt surfacing will be done early next year.
“The work done so far has been a new kerb and channel, footpaths, vehicle entrances and the formation of a cul-de-sac turning head.”
Previously, the traffic from the Crow’s Nest and a neighbouring metal recycling company was via an informal unsealed road section, Mr Dixon said.
The project cost was $250,000 of which $115,000 was ratepayer funded and $135,000 by NZ Transport Agency funding.