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Stormwater upgrade planned for Margaret Road

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Council will shortly commence work to upgrade stormwater network capacity in Raumati. The upgrade will involve replacing a section of pipe below the ground on Margaret Road between the southern end of the Raumati Village shops and Victor Grove.

Access and Transport Manager, Glen O’Connor, says the Council had originally scheduled the stormwater upgrade for the year 2023/24, but has brought it forward to accommodate future property development in the area.

"The Raumati Pump Station and other storm water infrastructure was upgraded in 2013 to improve drainage on Margaret Road and around the village centre. The upcoming works will extend the upgrades further along Margaret Road and will enhance stormwater network capacity.

"At the same time, we’re upgrading the footpath on the eastern side of Margaret Road, from just south of Reddins Restaurant to Kapiti College. This will provide a safer and wider pedestrian link to and from the village."

Mr O’Connor says the works are expected to take about six weeks to complete and traffic management will be in place.

"Stormwater projects require extensive excavation work, so we’ll be closing Margaret Road from south of the shops to Victor Road, with a detour for through traffic via Rosetta Road and Victor Road."

"Residents will still have access to their properties, but there will be no on-street parking within the work zone. Margaret Road businesses will be accessible, with all but the three southern-most parallel parks available as normal."

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