Traffic lights set to be turned on

22:51, Dec 12 2013
Waimea Rd
INTERSECTION UPGRADE: Traffic lights at the intersection of Waimea Rdand Motueka St are to be switched on next week.

The sea of road cones that has taken over a stretch of one of Nelson's main roads will soon disappear as new traffic lights are turned on next week.

Work on the $1.2 million project to make the intersection of Waimea Rd and Motueka St safer began in August. The exact start date for the traffic lights has not yet been decided, but could be later in the week due to the wet weather.

The Nelson City Council said the project was being completed within the expected time frame and the budget.

Spokeswoman Angela Ricker said the road contractors had worked hard to keep traffic flowing as much as possible through the road works, and road users "had coped well with any delays".

The council said it appreciated how patient and co-operative affected residents had been during the last few months.

Once the lights become active, road users are being asked to be patient for the first few days to allow everyone time to get used to the changes in the road layout.