A new walkway at the edge of a pea gravel field is making its way to New Zealand’s north.
The gravel road, built by Auckland-based contractor Tuffin & Co, is one of the few remaining sections of gravel road in New York City that remains untouched by development.
The walkway is named ‘The Pea Road’ and it was built to commemorate the town of Pea, in New South Wales, where it sits on the edges of a vast pea field.
It is part of a series of gravel roads built in the city’s north and south that were intended to provide a safe place to walk, and in doing so, preserve the pea and its many habitats.
“It’s the perfect place to take a walk if you’re feeling like you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city,” Tuffine & Co managing director Peter Tuff said.
“The walkways provide a place for the community to come together, to hang out, to relax and enjoy nature.”
Tuffin’s walkway has been open to the public since late March.
The path is named after the town in which it sits.
Tuffini & Co has had a rough start with the project, though, and has been waiting on the New Zealand Environment Protection Authority (NZEP) to approve its plans for the gravel road.
“We are just now getting through to the NZEP and they are just as adamant as us that the walkway can go ahead,” Mr Tuff explained.
“There are plenty of areas in the park where there is no walking, and there are plenty where we’ve just had to dig up the dirt and then rebuild.”
“But it’s a long way to go, and we’re not out of the woods yet.”
The walk has been designed to offer a safe, quiet and fun place for people to get out of their car and walk along the pebbles and gravel.TUFFIN & CO is planning a series in New Hampshire, and plans to be in the area in the coming months.
“You can go out to the city and enjoy the views and the views from the gravel,” Mr C Tuff added.
“And the best part is that we’re building it right here in New England, and it’s not like it’s in a different part of the world.”
So we can see what’s happening all over the country.””
So people will come and see it and they’ll go ‘what’s going on in New Mexico’ and they can walk through it and see how the road is progressing.