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Last modified: 24 Aug 2021 8:15am

The roads are starting to take shape around the new Prebbleton roundabouts as construction moves towards its final stages.

Despite delays due to the wet weather, road laying is progressing for the new roundabouts at the intersections of Shands Road/ Blakes Road and Spring Road/Marshs Road.

An aerial view of the partially completed roundabout showing the road layout and tarmac completed on one sideThe western side of the Shands / Blakes roundabout is now sealed and the eastern side is expected to be sealed by the end of this month, provided we continue to have mostly dry weather. Most new kerbs have now been poured, with the splitter island on the western side of Blakes Rd and the roundabout island itself left to complete, which will be near the end of the project. The work on footpaths is also progressing and the installation of street lights has started.

The groundwork has also started for the new road layout around the Springs Road/Marshs Road roundabout. The majority of drainage works and alterations to services are now compete, including the undergrounding of power cables. Some kerbs have now also been poured on the western side of the roundabout and crews are now working on the new footpaths and road pavement construction, to be ready for sealing later in spring.

Alert Level 4 has meant some further delays, but it is hoped that these will be minor and the work will be able to continue at a faster pace as the weather warms.