Friday, January 28, 2022

Selwyn council rolls out New Year upgrades

Selwyn District Council has announced major upgrades to the Tennyson Street/Rolleston Drive intersection are now underway.

The works will include the installation of traffic signals at the intersection and other upgrades. It says the work will require some temporary road closures and one-way lanes while the work is completed.

From Monday 10 January:

  • Rolleston Drive will be one-way westbound. The one-way restrictions will be in place until these upgrades are completed, which is expected to be in late April, weather permitting.
  • Tennyson Street will be closed either side of the intersection for five weeks.

    From mid-February – weather permitting – this section will be open to a one-way system southbound (towards Lincoln).

From Sunday 16 January:

  • The intersection will be closed from 9pm–6am daily for about two weeks.

Signed detours will be in place and temporary safe access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained throughout works. Temporary bus stops will be in place on Rolleston Drive and Lowes Road for the affected bus stops for the 820, 85 and 5 bus routes.

“Along with the new traffic signals the upgrade will include a new lane layout with right hand turning traffic lanes and cycle lanes, linking to the pathways recently installed to the north on Tennyson Street, along with signal crossings for bicycles and for pedestrians,” Council said in a statement.

“Rolleston Drive, west of Tennyson Street as far as the Rolleston Community Centre, will be upgraded to improve access to the future Rolleston town centre.”

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