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Coromandel main road still on track for completion ahead of Christmas

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We’re still on track to have the roadworks on Coromandel Town’s main street completed by Friday 20 December in time to welcome our peak summer visitor period.

Last week Downer, our contractor for the project, stabilised the areas of the main street with soft subgrade. This week the base course is being laid, followed by chip seal, next week. The pavement will then be tested for strength and the asphalt laid.

The roundabout will be marked and functioning in time for Christmas, while the paving work will be finished after Easter, in conjunction with other minor improvements such as the gardens.

"Road marking will be completed at night time on Thursday 19 December, when the shops are closed, to minimise the impact to road users and businesses. The road will remain open during this time but there will be no parking, so we can spray the lines," says our Council's manager for the project, Steve Bremner.

Once the asphalt is completed, the Coromandel Volunteer Fire Brigade will be doing a clean-up outside of the businesses to make sure the town is looking clean before the peak summer period.

"We would like to thank the community and the local businesses for their patience and cooperation during this time, and we will be excited to see the new road in use," says Mr Bremner.

The annual Santa Parade is still scheduled this Saturday from 3pm, starting from Te Tiki Street and down Kapanga Road to Tiki Road to Coromandel Area School's bottom field.

Downer team members and our Council staff have been holding weekly meetings for residents and business people to get an update on the project and also to express any views or concerns they have.

The next meeting is Wednesday (11 December) at Wharf Road Cafe, 24 Wharf Rd, at 9am.

For more information on the project visit our project page.

Harcourt's team excited to see new road completed in time for Christmas

Pictured from left to right - Caro Reid, Paul Prouse, Dayle Candy, David Frew, Annaleise Russell.

Every week we are profiling a local business affected by the town centre works. This week we caught up with the Harcourts team, at 105 Kapanga Road.

Dayle Candy is one of the business owners and manages both Harcourts Coromandel and Whitianga. Before she moved to Whitianga she was working in real estate in Auckland.

The Coromandel team, Annaleise Russell, Caro Reid, Raewyn Trail and Don McLean are excited to see the main street project completed and hopes it will bring interest for new buyers to the Town.

Although we have experienced fewer walk-in customers, the roading improvement will improve traffic flow in our peak summer period and it will make our town look tidy so I am excited to see it completed," says Anna.

"We value our location and walk-in customers and really encourage people to check out the new properties we have for sale," says Anna.

The team themselves also enjoy promoting the Coromandel Town lifestyle and friendly community vibe.

"It's a short walk to get a sandwich and everything is within close proximity, it makes doing things easy," says Caro Reid.

"I like not having to sit in traffic, the sense of community puts me at ease and I really enjoy living so close to the beach," says Annaleise Russell

"Within our office, we have a really strong, keen, experienced team of friendly sales consultants available to help. Each week, we produce a booklet of all our listings, plus we have a Coromandel Beaches website that displays all of our listings and the Harcourts website presents our agent profiles," says Anna.

The Coromandel team bring their passion for pleasing people to work, which is why they are highly recommended agents.

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