Queen/Cambridge Street roundabout to close for upgrade
Published on 05 May 2020
The roundabout at the intersection of Queen Street and Cambridge Street in Levin will be closed during Alert Level 3 for up to two weeks from Wednesday 6 May, weather dependent.
Customers will still be able to access the Levin & Horowhenua Veterinary Centre and Pak ‘n’ Save during the closure, and those with homes or businesses within the closed area will be able to access them.
Roading Services Manager James Wallace said closing the roundabout would help to speed up works Council is undertaking to make the intersection safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
“We can work more efficiently if we close the roundabout. We had to stop work during Alert Level 4 lockdown, and we’re keen to make up for lost time as quickly as possible to minimise disruption for local businesses and the community,” he said.
“By closing the roundabout, we aim to get most of the work on the road surface finished while most people are still at home due to Alert Level 3.”
Queen Street will be closed from Oxford Street to approximately 537 Queen Street East (near Farmlands), and Cambridge Street will be closed from approximately property no.94 (near Resene) to approximately property no.111 (near Prior & Palmer). Diversions will be in place. Northbound traffic in the Service Lane will be able to turn west onto Queen Street.
The roundabout will remain closed for at least one week, and may be closed for up to two weeks if bad weather prevents work in the first week.
Due to delays caused by the lockdown at Alert Level 4, the roundabout project is now expected to be complete by early July.
The new roundabout will have safety features such as dedicated cycleways; extended centre islands to make crossing safer for pedestrians and prevent unsafe turns; reduced parking for better visibility; and single-lane approaches on most sides to slow traffic and improve visibility.
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