Traffic Diversions During Roundabout Construction
Drivers travelling between Westown and Vogeltown during the next two months will face diversions as the Frankley/Brois/Waimea roundabout is constructed.
Work begins this Monday (11 May) on building the roundabout at this key intersection on the city’s west-east inland arterial route, with a section of Waimea Street and Frankley Road being closed until 5 June.
Then from 5 to 30 June, different diversions will be in place.
“The diversions are necessary so that the contractor can get the necessary construction work done, and do so in a safe manner,” says Manager Roading Assets Max Aves.
“We’ll have road signs up to advise drivers of the diversions before they get to the closed-off sections.”
From this Monday, the closures are for Waimea Street from Pembroke Street to the roundabout’s construction site, and for the northern section of Frankley Road from Govett Avenue to the construction site.
Two-lane through-traffic will still run on Brois Street onto the southern section of Frankley Road to Tukapa Street.
From 5 June the diversions will switch, with Waimea Street and the northern section of Frankley Road reopening to two-way traffic, while closures will be in place for the southern section of Frankley Road to Fernleigh Street and for Brois Street from Govett Avenue.
Access to private properties on these closed sections of streets will remain open during the diversions.
“We ask motorists to take particular care while this roundabout construction takes place and to plan their journeys accordingly,” says Mr Aves.
Click here for the Waimea Frankly Road Works Map (PDF 631 KB)
Last updated: Friday, May 15, 2009