Traffic management in place during the Coromandel Town main street upgrade 17 October 2019 You won’t miss the orange cones and directional signage in Coromandel Town over the next couple of weeks, which is all part of keeping normal traffic flow and reducing the impact on road users (motorists and pedestrians) while the main street is being upgraded. Heavy machinery is being used to reduce the camber (slope) of the main street in Coromandel Town, so there’s stop/go signs in place at the intersection of Wollams Ave, Tiki, Wharf and Kapanga Roads. "The traffic management’s in place for the safety of road users and pedestrians. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused and thank you for your patience,” says Steve Bremner our Council's Project Manager. "Although this week the bad weather has hindered our progress, we are still on track to meet our completion date in December," says Mr Bremner. Our contractors, Downer, have finished installing the main storm water line from the Coromandel Bakehouse to the Coromandel Top Town Takeaways on the western side of the road. Downer will continue to install the stormwater pipe on Kapanga Road from the Public Library to Woollam’s Avenue. Next week, Downer will begin the pavement undercut from the Four Square to the Tiki Road intersection. Our next weekly stakeholder meeting will be at the Wharf Rd Cafe 9am on Wednesday 26 October. If you can’t make the meeting, you can emai Matt.Kofoed@infrastructurealliance.co.nz or phone: 027 540 9752 with any queries. You can also talk to our Council's Community Manager for Coromandel Town, Margaret Harrison - firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 868 0200. Coromandel Coastway Cutters Unisex Salon impressed with the roading upgrade (Pictured above - Gayle Berghan cutting a client's hair) Every week we're profiling a business in Coromandel Town that is affected by the roading improvements. This week we spoke to Gayle Berghan from Coromandel Coastway Cutters Unisex Salon at 100 Kapanga Rd. Gayle Berghan has had years of experience in hairdressing. Next year will be her 30th year of owning her hairdressing business. Gayle is a well-known member of the community who has spent a lot of her time supporting the Coromandel Area School through netball coaching and other sporting activities. On the upgrade works - "I think the contractors are doing an amazing job, at the end of the day they are just doing their job and the road will be well worth it in the end," says Gayle. "I have had one of my clients walk to the bank from here and the contractors so kindly helped her across the road and asked how long she was going to be so they could help her back again," Gayle says." I think the improvements are needed for the number of tourist we cater to in the peak holiday season and it will definitely smarten the look of the town." Stop in for a cut or colour at Coastway Cutters Unisex Salon when visiting Coromandel Town. Gayle caters to all your hairdressing needs. "You don’t just come here for an amazing cut, you also come her for a very good experience," says one of Gayle’s clients. Gayle will soon be selling LiLash, a lash serum that creates stronger and healthier lashes in just 6-8 weeks. For more information or to book in for an appointment phone Gayle on 07 866 8063.