Safety upgrades to Lindisfarne and Yarrow streets intersection to begin

Major works to improve the safety of a high-crash intersection in Invercargill will begin on Monday.

The works will include the installation of a new set of traffic signals and improvements to the pedestrian crossing facilities and cycling infrastructure. It will also include new drainage, kerbs and channels, chipsealing and asphalting.

Invercargill City Council Group Manager Infrastructure Erin Moogan said the commencement of the new road layout marked an exciting stage in the project.

“The intersection of Yarrow and Lindisfarne streets has been identified as a high-risk area, with 18 crashes recorded in the past five years. The improvements that we will be making to this intersection will make it safer for road users and improve pedestrian crossing and cycling facilities.”

West bound traffic on Yarrow St will remain open for the duration of the works. Temporary road closures will be in place for East bound traffic on Yarrow St and Lindisfarne St, between Mitchell St and Baird St. Detours will be in place and road users are encouraged to plan ahead and where possible use Tay and St Andrew streets.

The impacted bus stop located on Yarrow Street will be temporarily relocated to Ritchie Street, although residents can flag a bus down anywhere on its route, provided it’s safe to stop.

Parking for local businesses in the Lindisfarne shopping centre will be available on Lindisfarne St off Mitchell St.

Construction on the new road layout is due to be completed by mid-June, weather dependant.