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Rutene Rd lane closures resume

Traffic jams can be expected this week as major stormwater pipe works resume on Rutene Road.

Stormwater pipes across Rutene Road are being upgraded from Nos 125 to 126 next to the kindergarten tomorrow and Friday.

A one-way traffic system will be in place between Harris and Maki streets.

“Our contractors have nearly finished this phase of the Rutene Road Stormwater Upgrade Project, and late this week they will instal a concrete pipe across Rutene Road which means we'll need to partly close the road,” Neville West four waters infrastructure manager, said.

“If you're a resident of Rutene Road between Harris and Maki streets, you will be best to plan ahead for all your travel on those days,”he said.

The work is weather-dependent and the council will advise the public of any delays.

“We thank the public for their patience and ask that they plan ahead and take an alternative route to avoid delays,” Mr West said.

Alternative routes are available either through Hinaki Street by turning to Harris Street (coming from town) or Hinaki Street (coming from Kaiti/Wainui); or Wainui Road (SH35) by turning to either Harris Street or Maki Street.