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Milestone hit in Durham Street project

Traffic will be shifted to the new concrete pavement on Durham Street starting Monday February 18. Images: Tauranga City Council website.

The Durham Street project has hit a major milestone starting this week.

Today, traffic will be shifted to travel on Durham Street - through the Durham Street/Spring Street intersection onto the new concrete pavement.

Tauranga City Council says this shift will allow works to start on the east side of the intersection, excavating out and rebuilding the pavement.

“The shift means there will be no access off Durham Street into Spring Street, and motorists will not be able to gain access into Durham Street from either the Cameron Road or Grey Street ends.

“We ask that with the newly completed lane, everyone takes care when travelling through and obeys the speed signs. Pedestrian access will be available.”

The Cameron Road side of Spring Street will remain closed in order to provide enough room to place the cobblestone pedestrian areas outside the WINZ and Davista buildings.

It is expected that this road configuration to remain in place for three months.

Focus continues on completing the pedestrian access from Spring Street to the entrance of the University of Waikato.

This will be completed in time for the university opening.

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