Updates on Omāroro Reservoir Pipelines

Published 03/02/2020

Since Wallace Street was closed to through traffic on 5 January good progress has been made on both installing the new bulk main and upgrading existing services.

Howard Street

Work on the valve chamber at the corner of Howard and Tasman Streets was finished last week and the road has been resealed. When it has been completed, the new bulk water main will connect into this chamber.

Hargreaves Street

Work on the valve chamber at the corner of Hargreaves and Wright Streets is progressing well and  should be finished in early March. Access to Hargreaves Street will continue to be one-way until the chamber has been completed.

Wallace Street

Good progress has been made since the Wallace Street was closed to through traffic on 5 January.

The bulk main work site will move along Wallace Street from its present position, near the Hargreaves Street intersection, as the pipe installation proceeds. Some services, like gas, need to be moved on Wallace Street to make room for the bulk main to be installed.  Residents will have vehicular access to Wallace Street from each end of the worksite, but off-street parking will be restricted during work hours when the work site is in front of garages or off-street parks.  Outside work hours (6pm – 7am) the fences will be moved to enable as much access as possible for residents.  The construction team will do their best to ensure that residents maintain access to Finlay Terrace, although this will be restricted during working hours until mid-February. 

We appreciate that the work on Wallace Street and Hargreaves Street is noisy and disruptive for residents and businesses and we are grateful for the cooperation we are receiving. With Wallace Street closed, work is able to progress well and the project is on track to be completed by our mid-year target date.

Safe pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained on all streets at all times.

Working on roads is very dangerous for people, and traffic management is a key part of reducing this risk. 

Please follow the directions of our traffic management team and take care around construction sites as there may be uneven surfaces.