A CREW will work its way block by block down Watt Street from Monday to install blue pavers along the inner city stretch.
The pavers will cover 470mm of the existing footpath with bluestone pavers, marking Watt Street as distinctive as one of the city’s major streets.
Council staff will door-knock in the area on Thursday and Friday ahead of the works, which will go ahead in four stages, each “no more than a week, weather permitting”, for the installation.
They will be the eastern side of Watt between Scott and Hunter, the western side of that stretch, the eastern side of Watt between Hunter and King and then the western side of that area.
Lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes said the work was budgeted with those carried out last year, but had been delayed due to resources. “The contractors responsible for that part of our East End renewal scheme were unable to source a sufficient supply of bluestone pavers when undertaking the road improvements last year,” Cr Nelmes said.
Two-way traffic flow along Watt Street will continue and there will be no night or weekend work. Hoarding like that used on the street last year will not be required.
"Only a handful of parking spaces will be unavailable at any time on Watt Street," Cr Nelmes said.
"As soon as the paving in front of a car space is completed, we'll ensure that space is again available for parking.
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