Ruskin Street - Addington - Road closure *Traffic update*

Works Begin 07 Aug 2012 Works End 10 Aug 2012
Works Status Complete
We have been replacing the wastewater main, stormwater main, water main and undertaking road repairs in Antigua Street since 14 May 2012. As part of this work we will be closing Ruskin Street between Antigua Street and 72 Ruskin Street from Tuesday 7 August for approximately four weeks.

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What we are doing

  • Due to the damage sustained in the earthquakes, we will be replacing the wastewater main, water main and stormwater, followed by roading repairs in Antigua Street. 
  • As part of these ongoing works, the first section of the wastewater main on Ruskin Street now requires connecting to the new main on Antigua Street.

How our work could impact you

General Impact

  • This work involves digging trenches in the middle of the road and directional drilling to repair and replace damaged wastewater and stormwater pipes. Open trenching will be required for the placement of trench shields to ensure our workers remain safe and allow us to make the required repairs. As such you should expect to experience some levels of noise and vibration from time to time.
  • Due to the high water table in the area and the depth of the existing gravity sewer, we will need to dewater the trenches.
  • This means that we will need to use pumps to recover water. These pumps will cause minimal noise.
  • We will be using construction machinery, pumps, concrete saws, compacting machines and other pieces of equipment as part of this work. Some levels of dust may also be experienced, however this will be monitored and managed accordingly.
  • There will be no expected interruptions to your existing water, wastewater, power, gas or telecommunication services while we undertake this work.

Traffic Impacts

  • Due to the pipe being located down the centre of the road, Ruskin Street between Antigua Street and approximately 72 Ruskin Street will be closed from Tuesday 7 August for approximately four weeks, with resident access only.
  • You will be notified in advance of any vehicle access restrictions to your property that may be necessary to complete this essential work. These should be minimal.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the works, please follow the onsite signage.
  • On street parking will be affected during the work period. Traffic management signage will indicate where parking will not be available.
  • Access to properties for emergency vehicles, and deliveries will be maintained at all times. On some occasions you may need to be escorted through by our staff on site.

General Information

  • If you wish to speak to someone on site, please go to the person furthest away from moving machinery.
  • Please contact us on the number below if you have any specific access requirements that we will need to consider. eg. the arrival of Nurse Maude, Meals on Wheels.
  • Your Council rubbish and recycling collection will remain unchanged. Our staff on site will move the bins to outside the work area in the morning and return them at the end of the day. Please ensure your bins are clearly marked with your address.
  • The work will take place between 7.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, and Saturdays between 7.00am and 12.00pm. On rare occasions we may have to work on a Sunday or a public holiday to complete this essential work.
  • We ask that you observe the special cordons around construction areas for you and your family’s safety.

Need more information?

If you have any questions, or for any other information about this work, please contact City Care on 0800 632 889 from
7.30am—5.00pm, Monday to Friday and we will be happy to help you. You can also contact us by email at


Worknotice Status: 
Start date: 
Tue, 07/08/2012
End date: 
Fri, 10/08/2012
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