Te Araroa street lights a big repair job

Electrinet staff to remove part of the footpath.

Electrinet staff to remove part of the footpath.

Work to repair the out-of-action street lights on Moana Parade in Te Araroa is expected to start tomorrow.

Helen Harris, Tairawhiti Roads journey manager, said contractors found a cable fault caused by water tables rising after heavy rain led to eight lights failing.

The repairs required are described as a “significant job,” and will require Electrinet staff to remove part of the footpath and dig down to re-lay the wiring.

A Te Araroa resident told The Gisborne Herald the lights had been out of action for about two weeks and it was a safety issue.

Work to repair the out-of-action street lights on Moana Parade in Te Araroa is expected to start tomorrow.

Helen Harris, Tairawhiti Roads journey manager, said contractors found a cable fault caused by water tables rising after heavy rain led to eight lights failing.

The repairs required are described as a “significant job,” and will require Electrinet staff to remove part of the footpath and dig down to re-lay the wiring.

A Te Araroa resident told The Gisborne Herald the lights had been out of action for about two weeks and it was a safety issue.

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