Media release: 22 February 2013
Work is well underway on safety improvements at the Glenbrook Road/Kingseat Road intersection.
The main contractor, Transfield Services, moved on to the site two weeks ago and is employing a number of local contractors during various stages of the project.
At present work is being done on drainage improvements on Glenbrook Road and Kingseat Road (south section). The next phase is the earthworks for the site.
A new watermain to Clarks Beach is also being installed, it will reach the intersection by the second week of March. This work is being co-ordinated with the construction of the roundabout to minimise disruption.
Andy Baker, Chairman of the Franklin Local Board says “It’s great to see progress at last and the Board and community are looking forward to the completion of the roundabout to improve safety for all road users. The end result will ultimately rely on driver behaviour, and I encourage everyone to be patient and drive safely while works are underway.”
And that call to drive safely around the construction zone is reinforced by Counties-Manukau Police.
Inspector Julia Lynch, Road Policing Manager says “Police will be visible in the area and will be enforcing any breaches of the temporary speed limit and taking appropriate action.”
There is a temporary traffic management plan in effect and a speed limit of 30 km/h during the construction phase. This lower speed limit applies at all times.
The Glenbrook/Kingseat roundabout project is expected to be completed by the middle of May.