Coromandel Town is set to see major upgrades in the next few months, including an upgrade on the main road, after work was stopped over peak season.
A decision as to when the final works to Coromandel Town’s main road upgrade will resume will be made next week.
It was agreed with Coromandel Town business owners that the main street roading improvements would be put on hold over peak summer and resume in the New Year.
Last year’s works included putting in a roundabout at the old intersection coming into Coromandel Town off Tiki Road, onto Kapanga and Wharf roads, which allow larger vehicles to drive over it. The Kapanga Road pedestrian crossing has been moved to opposite Samuel James Reserve.
Work also included reducing the camber of the road (also known as cross-fall, or slope) of ten per cent to three per cent, to prevent ongoing damage to building verandas and making it easier for vehicles to park and to enter and exit the road. The stormwater infrastructure along the main street has also been upgraded.
The final touches left to do is installing cobblestones onto the new roundabout coming into Coromandel Town off Tiki Road, onto Kapanga and Wharf roads, along with putting in some street furniture and landscaping.
A stakeholder meeting is being held on Wednesday, February 19, for a decision on when completion works will resume.
"We would like to thank the local businesses for their patience and cooperation during the project so far. We're thrilled to see these improvements almost completed in the Town's main thoroughfare," says Council project manager Steve Bremner.