Raewyn Keith, of Ocean View, Melanie Scoles, of Abbotsford, and Cherie Tohill, of Mosgiel, stand at an intersection were they want a roundabout. Photo by Gregor Richardson.
A ''hideous'' Green Island intersection needs a roundabout,
concerned residents say.
Melanie Scoles, of Abbotsford, said the intersection on the
Abbotsford side of the Southern Motorway underpass, on Main
South Rd between Green Island and Sunnyvale, needed a
Any motorist travelling north on the motorway and taking the
offramp to Sunnyvale or Green Island had long waits to get on
Main South Rd.
''You sit there for ages. You don't have a choice, you have
to wait and wait. It needs a roundabout.''
The waiting motorist needed to turn their body to get a clear
view of vehicles travelling from Sunnyvale.
Then they needed to arch their body the other way to look for
traffic travelling from Green Island, Green Island Baptist
Church pastor Kelvin Tetlow said it would be ''advantageous''
if a roundabout was built to control the flow of traffic.
''It takes quite a bit of time getting out of Abbotsford, if
you want to travel to Fairfield.''
A resident, who did not want to be named, said traffic often
''banked up'' at the intersection, which was a ''huge
''I do struggle with it. At the end of the day, it's
Saddle Hill Community Board chairman Scott Weatherall said
residents could propose the idea of a roundabout at the next
board meeting in the Otaru Room, Civic Centre, at 3.30pm
If the idea was proposed, the board would liaise with Dunedin
City Council staff about the concept.
''Potentially, it's something that could be looked at.''