A set of Gisborne city traffic lights will be up and running next week for the first time since Cyclone Gabrielle struck.
The Peel Street traffic lights have been out of action since mid February and were replaced with a temporary roundabout.
It cost the district council $40,000 to get the lights running again after water short circuited underground cabling and the control box.
Gisborne Mayor Rehette Stoltz said people will be thrilled to see the return of the CBD’s traffic lights next week.
“I do want to give a big shout out to everyone who’s just been really patient. So I am sure people will be very happy to see infrastructure coming back slowly,” she said.
She said more frequent bad weather meant there needed to be conversations around resilience.