A section of Raglan’s harbour-side footpath will close from 25 May so that contractors can progress work on the new Kopua footbridge project, but pedestrians will still have access between Raglan’s CBD and the Kopua Domain.
A detour will be indicated around Wi Neera Street while the contractor, HEB Structures install piles and raise the level of the existing footpath section between the jetty and the old Kopua footbridge. It is anticipated this will be in place for up to 10 weeks.
General Manager Water & Facilities, Richard Bax is confident the footpath will be reopened within the timeframe advised by HEB Structures.
“It’s unfortunate we have to close a section of footpath and we apologise for any inconvenience to pedestrians, however this project is well on schedule and we are confident usual access will resume by late August,” he said.
Further work required includes trimming some of the low hanging branches from the pohutakawa trees lining the path. This work was applied for and granted under the Resource Consent conditions for the Kopua footbridge project.
Waikato District Council now has an arborist’s report and as required for the resource consent, will liaise with local iwi before the branches are trimmed.