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Work on Saint Aubyn St in New Plymouth’s town centre gets underway next week

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Pavement renewal and safety improvement work starts on Saint Aubyn Street (SH44) between the Egmont Street Intersection and Liardet Street lights on Monday 4 November.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency System Manager, Mark Owen says the team will be working in the left-hand lanes, closest to the sea, between 7am and 7pm for approximately three weeks, depending on weather.

“The works will remove the extra left-hand lane after the road surface has been renewed and create a new cycle lane.

“This will remove what has effectively become a passing lane in a 50kmh zone and provide a consistent cycle lane along the stretch, making the area safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists,” says Mr Owen.

There will be no right turn into Egmont Street during the works and the public car park in front of the Wind Wand will be closed from 4 November for up to five days, and again at the end of the works for a maximum of three days.

The right-hand entrances into centre city on Saint Aubyn Street will be closed but motorists will still be able to able to exit out onto the street. The Gill Street entrance will also remain open.

Heavy vehicles can continue to use the route to the port throughout the works.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes where possible and take extra care if travelling through the area.

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