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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:35am

Work on the intersection upgrade at Lowes Road and Tennyson Street in Rolleston will be starting on Monday 17 February.

The upgrade will see traffic lights installed to replace the roundabout, along with new lanes, cycleways, pavement upgrade, streetlights and drainage improvements. The work is expected to be completed by the end of June, depending on the weather.

During the work, Lowes Road will be one way on both sides of the intersection, with lanes open for traffic heading away from the intersection, but not towards it.

There will also be a stop/go system and speed restrictions on Tennyson Street. The upgrade to the intersection is being made ahead of expected increase in traffic from the southern motorway extension and town growth, particularly with the construction of the Rolleston Town Centre.

The upgrades will improve access and safety for Rolleston College students, especially the growing number of children cycling to and from the school. It will also help with traffic flow and safety for people using Foster Dog Park, Foster Park and the Selwyn Aquatic Centre.