Final surfacing for Quarantine Road roundabout


The $2.2 million upgrade of Nelson’s Quarantine Road roundabout is almost complete – with just the final surface and road marking to be applied.

”The major resurfacing work is expected to start on Saturday 9 July, subject to weather. We expect it will take 3-4 days to complete the work, but due to winter conditions, we are advising motorists that there may be potential impacts to travel in this area for the next two weeks,” Mark Owen, NZ Transport Agency Regional Performance Manger says.

“We’ve scheduled this final work during the school holiday period to try to minimise disruption to traffic, however some delays should be expected,” Mr Owen, says.

From Saturday 9 July until the works are complete, significant closures and detours will be in place between the hours of 9am and 9pm daily.

These closures include:

  • The right turn into Quarantine Road from Annesbrook Drive.
  • The right turn out of Quarantine Road toward Richmond.
  • Periodic closures of Quarantine Road between the Nayland Road roundabout and Whakatu Drive.

“We’d ask motorists to please allow additional time for your journey, or use alternative routes if possible. If you are travelling through this area, please be aware of changes to the road layout, and reduce your speed when travelling through this site,” Mr Owen says.

The new roundabout features:

  • Extra lanes added at the approaches from Nelson, Richmond and Quarantine Road.
  • Widening the median island in Quarantine Road
  • Extending the pedestrian/cycling crossing point on Quarantine Road.
  • Relocating the footpath on the corner around the Nelson Junction site. A barrier has been added on this corner.

“Construction crews have worked hard to minimise disruption to both residents in the area and road users, and the patience and understanding of both has helped the work to progress well. We ask for motorists and residents’ continued patience over the next couple of weeks as we work towards finishing the project,” Mr Owen says

“The intersection upgrade has been a joint project between the NZ Transport Agency and the Nelson City Council. It will make the intersection safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and will future proof the intersection for the projected increases in traffic over the next 20 years and beyond,” Mr Owen says.