I live in Meadowbank in Auckland and the council has decided to spend my valuable rates money on redoing the footpathes on St John's rd. I am not complaining about that as they were pretty poked and did need it.
Now I am courious as to the other activity going on at the same time.
Ahead of laying the footpath they are installing a green pipe(100mm) which will be directly below the finished footpath. Then at almost every powerpole(or telephone pole) they have a smaller 50mm branch that comes to the surface and is currently terminated with a red cap.(I can see these on both sides of the road).
Please see the pictures below.
What is this pipe for???
Undergrounding power? (Looked on Vector's site and can see St John's rd as a current project)
Fibre? (Seems rather large diameter to me & I am sure fibre runs down one side of the road already)
My curiosity has got me on this you so could anyone help?