Construction of new roundabout in Hamilton south
Construction of a new roundabout, linking Ohaupo Road/State Highway 3 with a yet-to-be-built new road through Peacocke just south of Dixon Road started in January 2020. This project is being built in partnership with NZ Government and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and is part of the Southern Links project.
Schick Civil Construction have been contracted by the Hamilton City Council to complete these works which are expected to be complete at the end of 2020.
The intersection will be a large flowing, three-way roundabout with separate paths for pedestrians and people on bikes. The intersection will make accessing the area safer and easier for people exiting Dixon Road and heading north.
Thanks for your patience while we complete these works.
For more information about Southern Links visit Hamilton.govt.nz/southernlinks.
What's happening now?
Soon we'll be switching traffic off the existing Ohaupo Road/State Highway 3 and onto the new roundabout that will link with the yet-to-be-built new road through Peacocke.
Traffic management and the 30km/h speed limit will remain in place while contractors connect the new roundabout with the existing road network.
Traffic management might need to change as the works progress but any changes would be clearly marked. There will always be one lane of traffic open in both directions and access to properties will be maintained.
People on bikes should continue to follow traffic management up onto the new roundabout.
With Dixon Road now open, vehicles exiting Dixon Road will turn left onto Ohaupo Road/State Highway 3 and use the new roundabout to head north. Vehicles traveling south will still be able to turn left into Dixon Road as normal. This will be the permanent road layout for Dixon Road users once construction is complete.
Contractors are working hard on final preparations to switch the road layout, which is expected mid-November, weather dependent. This will be the final phase of work before completion of the roundabout, on track for the end of the year.