Roundabout $1.2 million of Green Island road improvements

Motorists negotiate an intersection in Green Island, Dunedin, where a roundabout is planned. It...
Motorists negotiate an intersection in Green Island, Dunedin, where a roundabout is planned. It will be built at the intersection of Main South Rd and Church St. PHOTO: CHRISTINE O’CONNOR
Roadworks at Green Island, Dunedin, herald more work to come in the area.

Resealing and repairs have been happening in Main South Rd, just north of a planned roundabout at the intersection with Church St.

There are also plans to raise three pedestrian crossings in Main South Rd.

Introduction of a 30kmh speed limit has been another recent development.

Dunedin City Council transport delivery manager Ben Hogan said the resealing work was next to the planned roundabout, but the projects were otherwise unlinked.

The council had been concerned about pedestrian safety and traffic congestion in Green Island.

Work on the pedestrian crossings and roundabout is expected to be completed by June.

It is expected to cost about $1.2million.

grant.miller@odt.co.nz

Comments

The introduction of a roundabout at the intersection of Church Street and Main South Road is acceptable. Dropping the speed limit from 50k/ph to 30k/ph, just like that, through Green Island without public consultation was ridiculous. Most motorists were already driving through Green Island at about 40k/ph which is much easier to hold their speed at. As for raising pedestrian crossings, aren't there enough obstructions on the road with footpaths being pushed out onto the road?

Motorists have an obligation to drive at a safe speed, which, from what I've observed they've always been doing. In my experience, the pedestrians have always behaved safely, with courteousness when approaching and crossing the road whether it be at a pedestrian crossing, or not. As far as I am aware there have never been any accidents involving cars with other cars or cars with pedestrians. Why do both have to be penalised for something that hasn't even happened?

 

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