Second detour for Mt Iron roundabout this month

by Lauren Pattemore - Feb 09, 2024

While works are set to finish in April, a second detour will need to be put in place at the Mount Iron roundabout before then. 

The planned five-week detour will allow for the completion of the Cromwell and Luggate section of the new roundabout and will be in place from next Monday, February 19. 

New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi advises those travelling towards Mt Iron from Luggate or Cromwell to build extra time into their journey. 

The detour will direct vehicles onto Ballantyne Road and Riverbank Road, and the transport agency says the route has been approved for all vehicle classes, but over-dimension drivers will need to check their permit conditions.  

Meanwhile the outbound lane towards Cromwell and Luggate will remain open over this period.

The organisation's lower South Island system's manger Robert Choveaux says those planning on attending the Wānaka A&P Show on March 8 and 9 should keep this mind.

Local residents will have access to the Cardrona River Bridge.  

The roundabout will form the intersection of Riverbank Road, State Highways Six (two legs of the roundabout) and 84, and the Wanaka-Luggate highway, and is set to be complete by April.

The detour is expected to be in place until Friday, March 22.

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