Thursday, May 16, 2024

Ele Ludemann: Correct order & council order

There’s the correct order for doing road works then there’s the council order of works:

* Paint lines
* Tar seal
* Dig up road to lay pipes

That is supposed to be a joke but in Wellington it’s an expensive mistake:

An accidentally released memo has revealed at least $5.2 million of “must do” pipework lies beneath $55m worth of new Thorndon Quay bus lanes and cycleways – which could be ripped up if regular leaks persist.

For business owners, who had a new water leak on Tuesday and have seen dramatic pipe failures erupt drinking water on to the street, it is a further blow as they endure months of disruption while a $54.8m bus and cycleway gets put down the stretch. . .
 The Post

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Ele Ludemann is a North Otago farmer and journalist, who blogs HERE - where this article was sourced.

1 comment:

Robert Arthur said...

Happens all the time. In Auckland an incredibly expensive super thick concrete footpath programme. Myriads of approved vehicle entries replaced. And corresponded with the apartmnet block boom so many footpaths have been repeatedly replaced as work and augmnted infrastructure proceed. Traffic light installations/repairs another source of repeat work. Curiousy in amny cases no attempt made to move curbs and improve flow.Concrete involves huge CO2 generation.