Public response positive

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The public response to the Dunedin City Council-NZ Transport Agency proposal to install three roundabouts in Green Island has been positive so far.

DCC transportation safety team leader Hjarne Poulsen said about 50 submissions had been received on the proposal, all but one being in favour.

Other feedback is expected from the Saddle Hill Community Board and other local groups.

“Some people have suggested a few minor tweaks or alternatives as well,” Mr Poulsen said.

People have until tomorrow to give feedback on the plans, which include the roundabouts, installing new traffic islands and changing kerbs to narrow the road at intersections.

Mr Poulsen said roundabouts were the preferred option for the busy intersections, which were under increasing pressure from rising traffic volumes in Mosgiel, Green Island and surrounding suburbs.

“The proposed design will make the area safer and improve the flow of traffic,” he said.

Two of the roundabouts, which would connect to the motorway off-ramp and on-ramp, would be funded by the NZTA.

The DCC would fund the roundabout at the intersection of Brighton Rd and Main South Rd.

The total cost of the project was expected to be $750,000 and work would start in 2018, Mr Poulsen said.

To give your feedback on the proposal, email transportation.safety@dcc.govt.nz or phone 477-4000 by tomorrow.

To view a plan of the proposed work and give feedback, go online to www.dunedin.govt.nz/consultation.