The next phase in the NZ Transport Agency’s safety upgrade at intersection of State Highway 1, State Highway 62 and Ferry Road at Spring Creek in Marlborough started this week with installation of new stormwater drainage.
The work is expected to take around a week to complete, and is dependent on fine weather. To minimise disruption to motorists and local residents and businesses, the work will take place overnight between 7pm to 6am.
“We will have temporary traffic management in place and ask motorists to follow the instructions of the road crew, and keep to the lower speed limits. These measures are in place to keep our crews and road users safe,” Marlborough Roads Highway Manager Frank Porter says.
Installing new and replacement underground services, such as the stormwater drainage, is part of the work required before starting the construction of the roundabout itself. Preparation has also included providing new on-site parking for the local Four Square supermarket.
The safety improvements for the intersection include a new roundabout, with traffic islands on all approaches. There will also be new footpaths and cycle facilities creek roundabout, as well as landscaping and new signs.
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