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Last modified: 12 Jul 2022 12:21pm

Rolleston Hoskyns intersection

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has awarded construction company Fulton Hogan the contract for the installation of traffic signals at the SH73/Weedons Ross Road intersection and associated new road links.

“These changes will improve connections in the community to key facilities, including the recreation centre, the Domain, local shops, West Melton School, and early childcare facilities,” says Waka Kotahi Director Regional Relationships, James Caygill. “They will also make travel times at the intersection more reliable.

“Importantly, it will make it safer for people to get around West Melton whether walking, cycling, or by car.”

Enabling work, which has started, includes work around the stockwater races, utility services such as power, telecoms and watermains, and site clearance.

“The roading construction will follow in summer 2022/23, with the aim of finishing the two intersections and other safety-associated features by mid next year,” says Mr Caygill.

“There will be changes to traffic management as construction progresses. Please drive with care and follow signs and changes to the road layout.”

The project, part of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme, includes:

  • traffic signals at the intersection of SH73 and Weedons Ross Road with pedestrian crossing phases for improved safety
  • a new link road connecting Weedons Ross Road with West Melton Road
  • a new cul-de-sac on West Melton Road where it currently connects with Weedons Ross Road
  • a new roundabout at the intersection of the link road with Weedons Ross Road opposite Kingsdowne Drive
  • new shared paths for pedestrians and people on bikes connecting key parts of the community
  • changes to stockwater races and other utility services.

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