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Consultation is now open on proposals to reduce speed limits on some rural Selwyn roads and around townships.

The proposed changes include extending 50 and 70 km/hr zones on the outskirts of several townships, and extending or introducing 80 km/hr limits on some rural roads in eastern Selwyn.

The proposals follow a Council review of speed limits across the district, and include changes requested by residents and local community committees. Crash data is also used to help identify areas where reduced limits may be needed.

Townships where lower speed limits are proposed to be extended include Castle Hill, Leeston, Lincoln, Prebbleton, Rolleston, the Rolleston industrial area, and West Melton.

An 80 km/hr limit is proposed on rural roads adjoining the Christchurch city boundary, including Maddisons Road and extending out to Tai Tapu, Lincoln and Rolleston. The existing 80 km/hr speed limit on rural roads in the Prebbleton area would also be extended out to Lincoln and Rolleston. Selwyn District Council Assets Manager Murray Washington says the proposal reflects the growth  of many Selwyn townships.

“Selwyn’s population is continuing to grow steadily, bringing with it new subdivisions and higher volumes of traffic,” he says. “Commercial and industrial activity is also increasing, with more  heavy vehicles on our roads.

“It’s appropriate that we review the speed limits from time to time, to make sure our roading  network is safe for all users, that speed limits are appropriate for the conditions, and that we encourage safe driving.”

The Council plans to approve the new limits before the end of the year. Consultation on the  proposal is open until Friday 27 October. To view detailed maps and provide feedback, visit

Last Changed: 12 Sep 2017


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