New roundabout works set to start on State Highway 6 in Marlborough


Construction begins next week for the first of two new roundabouts planned for State Highway 6, between Woodbourne and Springlands.

From Tuesday, 16 January to Friday, 24 May, contractors will build a new roundabout on State Highway 6 at the intersection of Bells and St Leonards roads.

A second roundabout is planned for the intersection of Tancred Crescent and State Highway 6 near Marlborough Airport. The timing for construction of this roundabout is still being finalised.

Drivers using the new roundabouts will find it much easier to get through these intersections. It’ll be easier to turn across oncoming traffic, and drivers entering from side roads will no longer have to wait so long to turn onto State Highway 6.

The first stage of the Bells/St Leonards roundabout works begins on Tuesday 16 January and will continue to 24 February.

The construction will create some disruption and travel delays and residents close to the work site may experience some noise, lights, and vibration while the work is being undertaken.

Contractors are making every effort to minimise disruption while the work is underway.

Drivers must take care when going through the works area and follow all temporary speed limits and directions from work crews. Traffic management is there to keep road users and road workers safe.

Road closures and detour routes

  • St Leonards Road will be closed at the intersection of State Highway 6:
    • People living on St Leonards Road and wanting to travel to Blenheim will need to go up to Old Renwick Road and follow the detour to Colemans Road
    • If they are travelling towards Renwick/Nelson, they need to go via Jacksons Road.
  • ONE direction will be CLOSED on State Highway 6:
    • People travelling from Nelson/Renwick to Blenheim direction will need to take a detour. The detour will be via Jacksons Road, Old Renwick Road and Colemans Road for light vehicles
    • Heavy vehicles need to go via Jacksons Road, Old Renwick Road and Hutcheson Street.

Map showing the new roundabout on SH6 bells Road/St Leonard's Road

SH6 Bells Road / St Leonards Road roundabout project page