$10 million roundabout unveiled
Posted at 11:04am Thursday 19 Nov, 2020
The roundabout at the Dairy Flat/Coatesville Riverhead Highway intersection was officially opened last week. Work began at the end of July, 2019.
Advocacy from Rodney Local Board member Louise Johnston and the wider community including a 1000-strong petition, started the process of road improvements in motion.
The approximately $10 million project was funded by Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
As well as the roundabout there are new right turn bays and centre median safety barriers. AT's network management group manager, Randhir Karma, says the work marks another milestone in safety improvements to Dairy Flat Highway.
“This stretch of road has seen too many deaths and serious injuries over the past five years and we are pleased to see the completion of this roundabout at one of the highest-risk intersections on Auckland's road network,” he says.