New footpaths for Mokau

30 Apr 2021, 9:05 AM

 

Residents and visitors to Mokau will soon have safer access around the seaside town with the installation of new footpaths.

Construction work will be undertaken by Inframax Construction Ltd and staged over a 3-4 week period, beginning on Monday 3 May 2021.

General manager infrastructure services Tony Hale says new footpaths will mean residents and visitors to Mokau will have safer access to amenities in the town.

“The work comprises new footpaths, two pedestrian refuge islands, and extending and marking a truck stop area,” he says.

“The positions of the refuge islands are just north of the museum and toilets, and opposite the Whitebait Inn. This will provide a safer option for those crossing the road, particularly from people wanting to access the parking space on the Mokau River side of the highway.”

While construction work is happening, there will be several days where entrance access may be closed off to residents.

“It will be a little bit of pain for a long term gain, and we will do our best to minimise the disruptions and will work in with you where possible,” says Tony.

“When your entrance is closed you will be able to park on the roadside.”

Work on entrances will start between 3-17 May 2021, and will be closed for use for five working days, weather dependent.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.”