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Changes coming for Motueka roundabout

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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is making changes to the roundabout on High Street in Motueka.

On 22 September 2022, work will start on the roundabout at High Street, Old Wharf Road and King Edward Street intersection.

Following a routine safety audit and feedback from the Motueka community, Waka Kotahi is making sure everyone who uses the crossings and drives through the roundabout can do so safely, says Emma Speight, Director of Regional Relationships.

“We have been monitoring the roundabout since it was built. We have identified that relocating the pedestrian crossings 12-20 metres away from the roundabout will ensure people using the crossings are more visible to people in vehicles.”

The pedestrian crossings will be on raised platforms to slow vehicles down to a safe speed. The raised platforms will also make people crossing the road more visible.

From Thursday, 22 September, until early December 2022, road closures and night works will take place at the roundabout intersection.

Resealing work will also be completed on Tudor Street, with night works from 13 to 22 November. Each night the works will run from 7 pm to 6 am. The exit and entry from Tudor Street onto High Street will be closed during these night works. There will also be stop/go traffic management on High Street.

“We apologise for the inconvenience this work will cause the community. The road closures and night works help us to complete the roundabout and reseal work as quickly as possible,” Ms Speight says.

Further information for roundabout works

On Thursday, 22 September, an evening of night works will take place at this intersection. This will run from 6 pm to 6 am. State Highway 60 (High Street) will remain open during this time under stop/go traffic management.

From Tuesday, 27 September, until approximately Friday, 28 October, the Old Wharf Road entrance and exit from the High Street intersection will be closed, and a detour will be in place.

From Monday, 31 October, until approximately Friday, 25 November, King Edward Street entrance and exit from the High Street intersection will be closed, and a detour will be in place (see maps below).

We will need to complete further night works from Tuesday 15 November until Thursday 1 December. Our teams will be on the job between 6 pm and 6 am. High Street (SH60) will remain open during this time under Stop/Go traffic management. 

Electronic signs will be used to advertise the works in advance of the site.

Access for people walking on the footpaths and across the road near the roundabout will be maintained with gates to keep people separated from the construction site. Clear signage will be in place directing people walking across the road. Please follow the signs to keep everyone safe.

Old Wharf Road detour (27 September to 28 October) 

Old Wharf Road detour (27 September to 28 October)

King Edward Street detour (31 October to 25 November)

King Edward Street detour (31 October to 25 November)

Tudor Street detour (night works from 13 to 22 November)

Tudor Street detour (night works from 13 to 22 November)

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