Final Coromandel Town main road improvements in full swing 13 March 2020 The finishing touches to Coromandel Town’s main street improvements started this week and will be completed in time for the Easter break. Pictured below – Works to finish the pedestrian crossing opposite Samuel James Reserve. "Our contractor, Downer, are confident that the works will only take four weeks to complete and everything will be looking great for Easter holidays," says Steve Bremner our Council's Project Manager. Weekly stakeholder meetings have been resurrected until the works have been completed. The meetings are an opportunity to signpost what’s coming up in the following week and to iron out any issues. The next meeting will be at Success Cafe, 104 Kapanga Road Coromandel Town at 8:30am, Wednesday 18 March. What’s the focus this week? There was preparation of areas where our contractors are working, then removing the temporary material from the garden beds and boxing up the kerb before the concrete pour. A threshold crossing is being installed at the northern end of Town, along with road cobble stones, opposite the Hauraki House Reserve. Road signage will also erected at the pedestrian crossing outside Samuel James Reserve. "Local business James Drainage have been sub-contracted to do some of the work. We will be doing everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum,” says Mr Bremner. For more information on the project, contact our Coromandel Town Community Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 868 0200. Hardware, kitchenware, gardening and more at James and Turner Coromandel Town Every week we are profiling a local business affected by the town centre works. As works for the Coromandel main road continue, James and Turner have much to offer. A short walk north from Samuel James Reserve you will find them at 131 Kapanga Road. The historic James and Turner business has been in Coromandel Town since 1889 serving customers for all their fishing, marine, tools, camping, paint, kitchenware, hardware, giftware and garden needs. Grant has owned James and Turner for over five years and could see the main road was in need for a upgrade. "With the road closures that were in place before Christmas it really affected the number of sales we were making. We have our garden sales coming up next month so anyone who needs tools and equipment for their garden come in and grab a special," says Grant Webber. "I think Council did a fantastic job at keeping everyone well informed, the weekly stakeholder meetings were an excellent idea. The completed job of the road is much more functional and once the gardens are completed the town will look great," he says. For more information visit the James and Turner facebook page here or email email@example.com.