Tahunanui water upgrade

28/07/2021 12:00am
Map of the upcoming work on Rocks Road
Map of the upcoming work on Rocks Road

Work to replace the ageing water main that runs down Rocks Road (from the intersection of Bisley Avenue and Tahunanui Drive to Magazine Point) is set to begin on Monday 2 August. The work is estimated to take 10 weeks to complete (depending on the weather).

The water main renewal work will provide a more reliable water supply to the users in the area and is being undertaken now before Waka Kotahi reseals the road in November 2021.

There will be some disruption to traffic and bus routes with stop and go and other traffic management in place, but Nelson City Council has been talking with businesses and residents to try and minimise this disruption. 

Crews will be working from 6am to 8pm during the first stages of the work and 6am to 6pm for the remainder of the project, although there will be some exceptions to these hours to accommodate the needs of businesses in the area.

The bus stops at Bisley Ave/the Sands Apartments (northbound and southbound) will be closed from 2 August to 10 September while work is undertaken. Alternative bus stops can be found outside Mobil and Smugglers on Muritai Street. 

For further details on the project, please go to the Shape Nelson website: shape.nelson.govt.nz/tahunanui-stormwater-upgrade