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Don’t get stranded on The Strand

Don’t get stranded on The Strand

From Monday 18 April 2005, lane closures will affect The Strand, Parnell, to allow work to begin on a key stormwater upgrade project.

Two lanes, one north-bound, the other south-bound, will be closed the week commencing Monday 18 April. One lane will be open in each direction for the duration of the week.

The following week, commencing Monday 25 April, The Strand will be closed to north-bound traffic with one lane remaining open for south-bound traffic. These lane closures will remain in place until the project is completed at the end of August 2005.

Traffic will be unfortunately but inevitably disrupted and Auckland City recommends motorists use alternative routes.

The work is part of Auckland City’s ongoing programme to reduce stormwater flooding problems in the Stanley and Parnell catchments. Flood hazard assessment has shown that flooding is a risk in the low-lying areas of The Strand, Ronayne Street and Parnell Rise.

The $2.1million project involves constructing one of the largest stormwater systems in Auckland City by lifting precast concrete sections weighing 14 tonnes each into a large trench. The drainage upgrade will eventually lead to a new outfall at the port, completing the new stormwater system.

Grant Ockleston, manager stormwater projects for Auckland City, says the work is an important component of an overall drainage upgrade that will provide flood protection to the local area.

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