New roundabout taking shape

CATHIE BELL
Last updated 09:49 06/08/2014
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WORK PROGRESSING: Fulton Hogan staff prepare for another concrete pour on the roundabout at the Nelson and Boyce streets intersection.

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Concrete pouring has started on the new roundabout at the Boyce St intersection with Middle Renwick Rd, and Marlborough Roads says the upgrade is on schedule to be finished by late spring.

Fulton Hogan has started to pour the concrete for the roundabout being built on Middle Renwick Rd, at the intersection of Boyce and Nelson streets.

The roundabout is one of two roundabouts and other safety improvements being built along State Highway 6, stretching from Nelson St at the intersection with Boyce St to the intersection of Middle Renwick Rd with Murphys Rd and Battys Rd.

The area has been highlighted as a risk area by the Marlborough District Council and it has funded the work to get it done this year.

Marlborough Roads chief executive Frank Porter said he thought Marlborough Roads thought the work was going very well.

Earlier problems with drivers going too fast through the work site had stopped, he said.

"With the works going on with the site now, speeds are quite slow because most of the drivers through there are regular users of the road. Negotiating that stretch of road, its different levels, it's not easy.

"From what I've seen on the site, drivers are behaving very carefully and very properly."

The two roundabout sites have a 30kmh speed restriction on them while the works are in progress.

Porter said the works were on track and should be done by late spring.

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