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Road closure for Albert/Campbell Street roundabout construction in Whitianga

02 August 2019

Work to install a roundabout at the intersection of Campbell Street and Albert Street, in the Whitianga CBD will start on Monday 5 August. The area will be closed to traffic with a detour in place until 23 August, which ensures businesses have access at all times.

Road closure for AlbertCampbell Street roundabout construction 

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Following the town centre upgrade last year, road safety concerns were raised by members of the public about the practicality of this intersection and the risks around the sight lines for traffic, and traffic not giving way.

"We've listened to these concerns and also had an independent traffic report done, which included collecting traffic numbers and movements at the intersection over the busy summer month," says Andrew Boden, our town centre project manager. 

"The traffic report highlighted that the majority of traffic flow entering and exiting the town centre is through Campbell Street west. The best solution to mitigate any traffic safety risk is to put in a mini-roundabout, which will provide clear priority control and be easily understood by drivers," says Mr Boden.

"A mini-roundabout was not in the design parameters of the original town centre upgrade; however, we've taken on board public feedback and input from traffic advisors," says Mr Boden.

"We appreciate everyone's patience during this time," says Mr Boden.

Click here to view the detour route.