Construction is underway on the $8 million walking and cycling path, Te Ara Rimu, in Kihikihi today.
The pathway construction will include two new roundabouts, bi-directional cycle paths, footpaths, raised signalised pedestrian crossings and bus stops on Whitmore Street.
Waipā District Council’s transportation manager, Bryan Hudson says the project will be split into two phases over the next nine months.
Cambridge Construction Company was selected as the successful tender for the first phase of the works.
“The work will be done in stages to minimise disruption to the community, and we will do our best to limit the number of streets closures at one time,” said Mr Hudson.
The second phase will be going out for tender in the coming months.
The project is expected to be completed by May 2024 and is a partnership project with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency through its Climate Emergency Relief Fund’s Transport Choices programme.