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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:26am

A black car drives down the newly reopened section of Tennyson Street, between the wider pedestrian walkways

Tennyson Street has reopened from Rolleston Drive to Markham Way as the Rolleston Town Centre infrastructure work moves to a new phase.

The road was closed for the length of Rolleston Reserve to allow the infrastructure project to finish more quickly.

Despite the halt to work under Alert Level 4 lockdown, and changes to how work can happen on site with social distancing restrictions, major upgrades have been completed between Markham Way and Rolleston Drive. New wider pedestrian walkways and trees have been completed along with underground infrastructure for the town centre.

The remainder of Tennyson Street from Markham Way to 48 Tennyson Street will stay closed until the work is finished at the end of July depending on the weather.

The reopened section of Tennyson Street will allow car access to the Markham Junction shops, increasing opportunities to visit these great Selwyn businesses, local to you.

In line with NZTA-recommended safe speed zones for urban centres a 30 km/h speed limit is in place for the reopened section of Tennyson Street.

The Markham Way extension to Norman Kirk Drive will remain in place until the work is completed. The detour using Byron Street, Brookside Road and Rolleston Drive will remain in place for the closed section of Tennyson Street and the 820 bus stops will remain at their temporary location on Rolleston Drive.