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Coromandel Town main street road improvement details finalised

05 August 2019

Improvements to the main street in Coromandel Town will start in September and plan to be completed ahead of the busy holiday peak period.

"The works are being done to address roading and traffic issues around Coromandel Town," says Allan Tiplady, our District Manager North.

"The current intersection coming into Coromandel Town off Tiki Road, onto Kapanga and Wharf Road, 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 of the road and kerb line where vehicles park," says Mr Tiplady.

Roading improvements will see the roading 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 will change 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 will be moved to opposite Samuel James Reserve.

The stormwater infrastructure along the main street will also be upgraded at the same time.

It's estimated that all the works will take approximately three-and-a-half months to complete.

(Map of the works)

What's next?

Construction will be staged. It is envisaged it will be:

1. From Tiki Road to Woollams Avenue.
2. From Tiki Road to Charles Street.
3. From Woollams Avenue to the Karaka Stream bridge

We are holding public information sessions about the works on 12 August from 12noon to 2pm at the Council meeting room in Coromandel Town.

Our project manager will be available to meet with anyone interested on the progress, answer questions and iron out any concerns during the construction process.

For more information on the project visit our project page or contact margaret.harrison@tcdc.govt.nz.

Other works going on in Coromandel Town

Coromandel Citizens Hall Upgrade

Progress continues on the Coromandel Citizens Hall with the physical transformation now obvious to passers-by.

The frames have gone up on the two porches, which are being rebuilt to match how they looked originally in 1897. New double doors have also been installed at both porches.

The annex has been demolished (pictured right) and the kitchen area is about to be replaced with a new kitchen.

The Bizarre Trust in Coromandel Town has donated $200,000, which must be spent on the internal finishes of the building. An application to Lotteries Community Facilities for $248,987 was also successful.

An official opening party for the hall will be held in late September.

Visit the project page for more information. 

Installation of Ultra-Fast Broadband

The installation of the Ultra-Fast Broadband for Coromandel Town also started last week.

There has been concern that installation of the fibre along Kapanga Road could detract from the historic nature of the town.

The UFB contract installers Visionstream are looking into the current way it's installing fibre, with consideration to the rear of properties in the central section of Kapanga Rd, rather than the front. While this is happening, fibre is continuing to be laid on the outskirts of Town, working inward.