Call made for roundabout

Raewyn Keith, of Ocean View, Melanie Scoles, of Abbotsford, and Cherie Tohill, of Mosgiel, stand...
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 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.

''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 issue''.

''I do struggle with it. At the end of the day, it's hideous.''

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 tomorrow.

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.''

 

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