Warning of delays as Green Island roundabout work begins

The NZ Transport Agency is warning Dunedin motorists of delays while work is done on a $1.8 million project to construct three roundabouts in Green Island.

NZTA said the work meant the Green Island/Abbotsford access ramps on to and off Dunedin’s Southern Motorway would be closed at night from 6pm to 6am every night from Sunday until Friday next week while work was done to mill and re-seal the roundabouts.

Map for where road closure points will be from 6pm to 6am, from Sunday night for up to a week....
Map for where road closure points will be from 6pm to 6am, from Sunday night for up to a week. Image: NZTA
Main South Rd from Brighton Rd to Abbotsford Rd would also be closed. This would affect Green Island, Sunnyvale and Abbotsford communities and their usual access onto and off SH1, the Dunedin Southern Motorway.

NZTA system manager Graeme Hall said those residents would need to take alternative routes.

"If you live in Green Island, Abbotsford or Sunnyvale, you will need to use either the Fairfield or Burnside Southern Motorway on and off ramps best suited for your journey.

"Please bear in mind these closures start from 6 pm when it is getting dark and people on their way home will need to plan an alternative to their usual motorway/Main South Rd route," Mr Hall said.

Drivers were also warned to expect temporary traffic management on Main South Rd and a slower than usual drive on the milled, temporarily gravel surfaces once the road reopens in the daytime after the overnight closures in the coming week.

Wet weather could delay the programme so people should be aware it may be extended.

During the day, work would continue on the footpaths and on drainage work, so people were asked not to park near the Abbotsford off ramp and on Main South Rd.

"Thanks to everyone for building in some extra time while this roundabout resealing work is underway and slowing around the road crews and unsealed areas,” Mr Hall said.

The three roundabouts’ road sealing project is jointly funded by the NZTA and Dunedin City Council.

The roundabouts at the Green Island interchange have been built to improve safety and traffic flow. 

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