From June, Downer will carry out some minor roadworks in Richmond’s Queen Street.

The work will include repairs to manholes, valve fittings and garden borders on the road and footpath. Downer will try to carry out the work at quieter times of day to minimise any disruption to the street.

Tasman District Council project manager Jeff Robinson said the contract for the Queen Street Upgrade carried out last year committed Downer to repairing any defects that were found following the upgrade’s completion.

“There have been several small repair jobs identified since the street reopened, which the contractor will work on over the next few months.”

Jeff said the Council had been in touch with businesses and property owners to advise them about the upcoming work.

“Downer will be touch with anyone who might be directly affected by the work prior to starting that job. We don’t anticipate much disruption to businesses or the public’s daily enjoyment of Queen Street.”