Facelift in store for Williamson Street
The street outside the Cambridge Pool is set to get a major makeover next month as the completion date for the new facility draws closer.
Starting in February, work will be undertaken on Williamson Street in Cambridge to replace the road, install new pedestrian crossings and signage, and finish with landscaping.
Waipā District Council transportation manager Bryan Hudson said the improvements would dramatically enhance the street and make it safer for pedestrians and residents.
“Once finished, the Cambridge Pool will be a major asset to the community and we expect it to be well utilised. It’s important that we ensure the street outside the pool allows for safe access to the facility and has sufficient parking.”
Hudson said streetscaping was expected to start in late February and finish mid-2020 to coincide with the completion of the Cambridge Pool project.
Work on the long-awaited facility has been underway since October 2018 when Council entered into a $17.6 million contract with contractors Naylor Love.
Since that date, all the foundation work, such as stormwater and wastewater systems, pipework and plumbing and the majority of the structural work on the building has been completed. Work is now underway to renew the outdoor 50-metre pool and construct the indoor 25-metre pool.
Once complete the new pool facility will include a new 10-lane indoor pool, learner’s pool, hydrotherapy pool, spa, sauna, children’s splash pad and an upgrade of the existing 50-metre outdoor pool.
Visit www.waipadc.govt.nz/cambridgepool for more information on the project.