Blenheim Roundabout Completed

CMT Group are reflecting on a job well done, now that the new Battys Road Roundabout in Burleigh, Blenheim is in full operation.

CMT Group was contracted by the Marlborough District Council to complete construction of the project, with work getting underway in late 2021.

The new roundabout was needed by the local community to replace the T-junction, ‘give way’ intersection that preceded it.

The give way was no longer fit for purpose with the growth in the area, due mainly to the new Omaka Landing Subdivision, and also the popularity of the nearby Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre and their biennial Classic Fighters Airshow, which is the biggest event in Marlborough and sends a huge amount of traffic through this intersection.

There were also safety concerns for pedestrians and more subdivision development is planned for the area, guaranteeing that existing problems would only become worse.

The old intersection caused significant delays for local road users and visitors to the region, and the new roundabout, now completed and in full operation, is a significant improvement.

CMT Group project-managed the construction of the roundabout, managing and coordinating all aspects of the build, with Fulton Hogan subcontracted to manage traffic around the site as work was carried out.

The new roundabout has also solved a severe drainage issue which regularly caused flooding on the west side of the intersection.

CMT Group Project Manager Nick Faulkner says the new roundabout is a great asset for the local community now, and CMT Group were proud to be able to manage the project to such a successful conclusion.

“We found the NZTA to be great to work with,” Nick says, “the whole project was collaborative from start to finish. As things moved forward the plans had to change at times, but we always find ourselves able to adapt to changes like that, and we all worked together to keep the project progressing as seamlessly as possible. The result is a great new intersection for Burleigh residents and those passing through to enjoy, that will serve the community well into the future.”

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