Anzac Park culvert nears completion

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A crane has been brought in this morning for the final stages of the upgrade to the Saltwater Creek culvert near Anzac Park on Haven Road.

The culvert is being replaced with new sections lifted in by Downer and Gibbons construction.

Aa maintenance inspection of the concrete box culvert revealed that the steel reinforcing in the culvert was significantly corroded and that this affected it’s structural integrity.

The council decided to install temporary props to support the culvert roof at the time, and agreed to replace the affected section of stormwater culvert this financial year.

The tender was awarded to Downers NZ Ltd for the sum of $424,924.00

The end of the Anzac Park parking precinct between Haven Road and Rutherford Street has been closed with work beginning in February. Work is expected to be completed by June 30.