Traffic flow in a part of Temuka’s main street will be reduced to one lane for safety work around the town clock. Temuka ward councillor Paddy O’Reilly said refreshing the platform was a “crucial” part of the overall upgrade of the town’s main street. “Our CBDs [central business districts] are all struggling with empty shops, and this gives it a nice brighten-up for the next 10 years.” Timaru District Council land transport manager Suzy Ratahi said stage one of a $50,000 upgrade to the raised platform on King St which slows vehicles and is treated as a road crossing by pedestrians, will commence in early March and is expected to take three weeks. READ MORE: Safety concerns for motorists turning out of Temuka onto busy state highway Discs will soon fly at Timaru District’s first 18-hole disc golf course Work begins to refresh overgrown Temuka track Ratahi said the first stage, estimated to cost $30-35,000, would involve constructing new traffic lanes on either side of the platform, installing new bollards and upgrading existing ones, and adding a cycle stand outside fast food restaurant Subway. “The new concrete traffic lanes will be constructed one at a time to allow for curing… Read full this story
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