A frustrating Green Island intersection will be the focus of
a meeting of the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Saddle
Hill Community Board.
Board chairman Scott Weatherall said the agency was
responsible for the intersection and had responded positively
to a request to attend a community meeting on the concerns
residents had with it.
In the Taieri Times last month, residents said the
intersection on the Abbotsford side of the Southern Motorway
underpass, on Main South Rd between Green Island and
Sunnyvale, needed an improvement, such as a roundabout.
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.
The waiting motorist had to turn their body to get a clear
view of vehicles travelling from Sunnyvale, residents said.
At the meeting, the agency would explain why the intersection
was designed as it was.
Mr Weatherall said the board was keen to hear any suggestions
''Then, hopefully, we can come up with a positive way
At a board meeting last month, member John Moyle said a
possible remedy was to move the path of the offramp closer to
''It wouldn't interfere with the intersection and you'd get a
good view and you'd be able to get out.''