The orange flexi-posts that separated traffic on the Victoria Bridge were replaced by cats eyes two weeks ago, in an attempt to reduce damage to cars and cut down the cost of maintenance, Council said.
“The flexi hit posts on Victoria Bridge had badly deteriorated as they were hit often. Previously we have replaced the posts when required but this time the bases were also damaged, and the posts would not stay vertical. This was causing issues as posts had potential to scrape along the side of cars.” Bryan Hudson, road corridor manager, said.
Since the bridge was repaired and the footpath widened in 2014, 200 of the posts have been replaced at a cost of $35 each, a total repair bill for ratepayers of $7000. The cost of installation was estimated to be $150 per post. Bryan said the cats eye markers should require less maintenance.