Kennedy Road, Network Upgrade Project, Stage 3 

Project Overview 

As part of Unison's ongoing management of quality, reliability and safety of the electricity distribution network in Hawke's Bay, Unison Contracting will soon be carrying out an upgrade in Kennedy Road, Napier, replacing power poles and power lines, and converting the network to underground.

Project Details 

Work will commence on Monday 26 November and is projected to be completed in stages by March 31 2019. Work hours will usually be between 7.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. 

While this is an important investment and will provide benefits to the community, you may experience some short-term disruption when travelling in the area.

The road will not be closed, but traffic management will be used as required. Our staff on-site will be monitoring the work and looking out for anyone who is in the area, but please ensure you take care while the work is in progress as there will be fenced open trenches, and heavy vehicles and machinery operating in the area. 

There will be no work undertaken during the Christmas period - from Friday 21 December 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019 - with all hard surfaces reinstated prior to the break. Work will commence again on Monday 7 January 2019. 

If there are any other direct impacts to your household, such as if we need to access your property to complete the work, or if there are scheduled power outages, we will be in touch with you directly so you can make alternative arrangements.

Kennedy Road

For any further information, contact us via our online form or at 0800 2 UNISON (0800 286 476)