Auckland Transport is carrying out significant improvements to Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street in order to improve traffic flow and the safety of the road users in the area. As part of this project, Vector is required to relocate electricity and gas networks which involves undergrounding approx 2.2km of overhead power lines.
Project timing: 23 July 2012 – 30 September 2013
How is the work carried out?
The work will include relocating the overhead power lines underground, and removing the poles. The overhead electricity service lines from the road to customer’s houses will be put underground. Any existing gas services and power cables that are affected by the widening of the road will be relocated to the road berms.
Directional drilling will be used to install ducts wherever possible. This will involve an excavation at the start and end of each drilling length and potholes at intervals. This work will be carried out in the berm. Trenches may be required in some areas. Material items such as drums of conductor may be seen laid out at various points along the site.
Streets affected by this work include: Tiverton Road, Wolverton Street, 258-276 Blockhouse Bay Road, 158-174 New Windsor Road, 9-15 Lansford Crescent; from the above roads to the first power pole on: Dickey Street, Whitney Street, Pinewood Street, Pitcairn Place, Miranda Street, St Georges Road, Taylors Street, Crowther Street, Ulster Road
Will the power or gas supply be affected?
No, the power and gas supply in the area should not be affected by work. In the unlikely event that a planned outage is required, affected customers will be notified in advance of this occurring.
Will the work affect my driveway?
In the event that these will affect any driveways, we will consult with affected customers before we begin work and will ensure that access is maintained while the works are underway.
Traffic and pedestrian management
Full traffic management plans have been developed and will be used throughout the project work. The work sites have been designed so that pedestrians will still be able to pass by the works.
We apologise, in advance, for any inconvenience this project may cause and thank you for your patience and cooperation while the work is underway.
If you would like further information, please call Vector on 09 303 0626 or email us at email@example.com