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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:20am

An aerial view of work on Tennyson Street and the construction of Te Ara Atea

Major infrastructure and building works are swinging back into action in Selwyn following the move to Alert Level 3.

Roading upgrades, cycleways and water upgrades are among the projects restarting across the district, alongside $60 million of large building projects.

Work has restarted, or is due to start soon on the Selwyn Aquatic Centre extension, the Selwyn Health Hub, Foster Park Indoor Courts, Rolleston Rugby Football Club, car parking and landscaping at the Dynes Road end of Foster Park, Te Ara Ātea and the Rolleston Town Centre infrastructure upgrade on Tennyson Street.

This means Tennyson Street is closed to traffic the length of Rolleston Park and the Markham Way temporary extension is reopened.

Council roading projects across the district including rural intersection upgrades and the Leeston to Doyleston cycleway will be restarting, along with the Reconnect Project making major upgrades at the Pines Resource Recovery Park.

The upgrade of the intersection of Tennyson Street and Lowes Road will also restart, meaning Lowes Road will be closed to traffic travelling towards the intersection.

The New Zealand Transport Agency has also advised that work is back under way on the for the CSM2 Southern Motorway work. This means for up to four weeks, Jones Road will be closed at the intersection with Weedons Ross Road to all traffic. This work is taking place while traffic volumes in the area are lower due to the Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions and is needed to be completed before winter sets in.

The northbound and southbound off-ramps at the Weedons Interchange remain open along with the east west bridge. Hoskyns Road remains left in/left out. Work will also restart on the $23 million of upgrades to the district’s water services of 59 projects to build and upgrade pump stations, increase capacity and improve water quality.