DAY BY DAY: Hoons’ hill bites the dust in Kite Street road works | Video

FLATTER: The former big dip in Kite Street has been removed. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
FLATTER: The former big dip in Kite Street has been removed. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

The big dip in the middle of Kite and Clinton streets has been a favourite spot for over-eager drivers to test out their cars, getting air as they treated the dip like a ramp.

But residents are enjoying a new silence as work crews this week cut off the dip as part of work in Kite Street.

The partly-finished works have re-opened to traffic after crews put a temporary circular pipe in place and re-built the road over it. 

Once the gravel and concrete hardeners have firmed up a trench will be cut, the pipe removed and concrete culverts will be added before the road is re-sealed.

Concrete pedestrian platforms will be added for a new look to the intersection.

And they can take the ‘Dip’ sign down.