The main road is complete.The cobblestones for the roundabout will be installed before Easter 2020, in conjunction with some other minor finishing touches to the main street, including gardens and landscaping. "We would like to thank the local businesses for their patience and cooperation during the project. We will be in touch with the local businesses early next year and the public to inform them about when we will start the finishing work," says our Council's manager for the project, Steve Bremner. There will be no more project meetings until the New Year when the Downer team returns to complete the project. More information on the upgrade: The upgrade will improve traffic flow through the intersection of Tiki Rd, Kapanga Rd, and Wharf Rd. "We're thrilled to see these improvements happening in the Town's main thoroughfare for traffic heading further north to Colville and beyond," says Steve Bremner our Council's Project Manager. The old intersection coming into Coromandel Town off Tiki Road, onto Kapanga and Wharf roads, was identified in the Town Centre Guidelines document as needing improvement, especially with congestion in the peak visitor season and there's been a significant amount of damage to the buildings in the town centre because of the street camber (also knows as cross-fall, or slope) of the road and kerb line where vehicles park. Roading improvements will see the camber along Kapanga Road from Charles Street through to the Karaka Stream bridge by the Hauraki Reserve reduced in most areas from an existing cross-fall of approximately 10 percent to approximately 3 percent, to prevent ongoing damage to building verandas and making it easier for vehicles to park and to enter and exit the road. The current T-intersection at Tiki and Kapanga Roads has changed to a small mountable roundabout, which will allow larger vehicles to drive over it and be of a "cobblestone" type construction. The Kapanga Road pedestrian crossing has been moved to opposite Samuel James Reserve. The stormwater infrastructure along the main street has also be upgraded at the same time. (Map of the works) Pottery Lane extension Separate to the Coromandel Town Centre Upgrade, Pottery Lane will be extended to reduce commercial traffic on Kapanga Road, which is expected to reduce congestion around the town centre. This is one of the major decisions our elected members made after consultation in the 2018-2018 Long Term Plan, and will cost $2.2 million.