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Updates on the Rutherford Street - Stage 2 stormwater project

To keep our Smart Little City running well, we need to upgrade and improve some of our older infrastructure, including our stormwater network.

We have already undertaken considerable work along Waimea Road over the last couple of years, and now we need to continue that work down Rutherford Street. Upgrading the stormwater network in this area will reduce the likelihood of flooding to downstream properties from extreme weather events.

The next stage of this work is the Rutherford Street (Little Go Stream) stormwater upgrade – Stage 2, provisionally scheduled to get underway in July 2021.

Geotechnical drilling will be happening on Waimea Road starting on Tuesday 6 October. Three drill shots are planned in the section of road adjacent to the Nelson College for Girls playing field. Works are expected to occur between 8am and 4pm each day and will be complete by the end of the week. There will be single lane traffic management in place, so delays are expected. The drilling is being done to confirm the existing ground conditions to assist with design.

Stage 2 - Rutherford St stormwater
Stage 2 - Rutherford St stormwater

The next stage of this work will connect a new bigger pipe to the large stormwater chamber installed in 2016