The roundabout is Stage Two of a $16 million project. The work is being completed in stages to minimise disruption for drivers.
Two lanes on the river side of the new roundabout have been constructed on part of former Ballance Fertiliser works site.
Now those two lanes will be sealed, then traffic will be moved onto them while the inland side of the roundabout is completed.
Some of the new road will be covered in a temporary seal to allow traffic to use it before it can be rebuilt in summer when the weather is dry enough to let the new road surface dry out correctly.
Subject to good weather the new roundabout should open at the end of 2023.
We will also be replacing the railway crossing as part of this work in 2024.