22 March 2019
Walking and cycling tracks around Cambridge are to be upgraded and a brand new section of track built before the middle of the year.
Within the next three to four weeks work will begin on a new 700m section of track on the Brian Mayo Reserve. The new section, a shared cycleway and walkway, will start from the bridge beside the swale drain and extend down towards Tiaki Way.
It will extend the existing town belt cycleway which runs around the perimeter of Cambridge and Leamington.
In addition, two tracks around Lake Te Koo Utu will be spruced up. The John Ferguson Track, which is quite steep in places, has been scoured from heavy rain. Council contractors will install new steps along the track and also upgrade the existing surface to make it safer and easier to use.
Work is likely to start soon and, weather permiting, will take around two weeks to complete. The John Ferguson Track will be closed during that time and signs will be in place.
Within coming weeks The Camellia Track will also be also closed for a week so it can upgraded. The Camellia Track is at the top of Te Koo Utu park, heading from VTNZ towards the carpark off Albert St. The existing track will be widened and the surface upgraded with metal to make it smoother and more user-friendly, especially for prams. Signs will also be in place.