Temuka’s Domain Ave will hopefully be fully open to through traffic by the end of next week.
Unexpectedly difficult ground conditions have caused significant delays on the $1.3million Domain Ave sewer renewal and upgrade, causing parts of the road to be closed as work progressed.
Timaru District Council drainage and water manager Grant Hall said residents should see major progress next week.
Mr Hall said the trenches along Domain Ave, from Murray St to Guise St, would be, weather permitting, filled next week, and that section of the road resealed. The sheet-piling was also expected to be removed from the Rayner St to Hayhurst St section of the road next week.
The equipment required for the trenchless section of the sewer replacement had arrived on site, and the pipe was expected to arrive from the North Island on Monday.
“So, subject to that, we’re hoping to start that drilling in the next week.”
Replacement of a section of water main in poor condition, from Wilkin St to Whitcombe St, was expected to begin on Monday, which would cause some disruption at Studholme St.
“But by the end of next week, there should be two lanes open down Domain Ave for the first time in a long time. We’re hoping to have it done before Christmas, weather-permitting.”