AN extra $40,000 is being pumped into an Invercargill roundabout after its initial design proved challenging for heavy haulage operators.
Invercargill City Council roading manager Russell Pearson said when work stopped during lockdown, they were given an opportunity to review the roundabout on the corner of Tweed St, Oteramika and Rockdale Rds, as well as listen to feedback.
“While the initial roundabout would have operated fine, the minor improvements that have been made will bring added safety and robustness that is more in keeping with the increasing heavy traffic volumes we are seeing in the area.”
The planned works would take about six weeks, but this was weather dependent.
“We have revisited the design, given we have had this extra time opportunity and have determined that these changes will be better and easier for all traffic including trucks. We have seen how the traffic has been using the roundabout and this has helped inform our decisions.”
The roundabout works including the rehab works would cost about $650,000 (plus GST).