Speed limit signs on Blakes Road

Selwyn District Council has approved a raft of speed limit changes across the district and a review of speed limits in all urban areas.

Changes to speed limits on 31 roads were approved by the Council at its meeting last week and will come into effect on 1 August 2019. The Council also requested a review to consider reducing the speed limit to 40km/hr in urban areas, particularly around schools. The review is to be completed by the end of the year.

The majority of the changes were to reduce the speed limit to 60km/hr on sections of 25 roads, removing all 70km/hr speed limits in the district.

Other changes see Ivey Road and a section of Shands Road around Selwyn Road to Robinsons Road reduced to 80 km/hr. Tramway Road will become 50km/hr from between High Street and West Coast Road. Devine Drive and Avonie Place will become 40km/hr, along with Weedons Ross Road in the vicinity of Weedons School and Robinsons Road in the vicinity of Broadfield School.

The full list of changes is:

(a) The reduction to a variable 40 km/hr school zone speed limit on Weedons Ross Road fronting Weedons School from a point generally 170 metres north of McClelland Road to a point generally 600 metres north of McClelland Road.

(b) The reduction to a variable 40 km/hr school zone speed limit on Robinsons Road fronting Broadfield School from a point generally 50 metres north of Shands Road to a point generally 280 metres north of Shands Road.

(c) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Burnham Road from the edge of the SH1 to a point 700 metres generally south east along Burnham Road.

(d) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Aylesbury Road between a point at the intersection with Burdons Road and a point at the intersection with Godley Road.

(e) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Burdons Road from a point at the intersection with Aylesbury Road to a point 1500 metres generally south west of Aylesbury Road.

(f) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Godley Road from a point at the intersection with Aylesbury Road to a point 1500 metres generally south west of Aylesbury Road.

(g) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Coaltrack Road from a point at the intersection with Homebush Road (SH77) to a point generally 300 metres north west of Bridge Street and from a point generally 80 metres south east of James Street to a point generally 200 metres south east of John Street.

(h) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Kimberley Road from a point generally 150 metres north of Kowhai Drive to a point generally 520 metres north of Kowhai Drive.

(i) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Horndon Street from a point generally 600 metres east of Mathias Street to a point at the north edge of State Highway 73.

(j) The reduction to 60 km/hr on McLaughlins Road from a point generally 80 metres south west of Stott Drive to a point generally 530 metres south west of Stott Drive.

(k) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Leeston Dunsandel Road from a point generally 100 metres south of Irvines Road to a point 60 metres south of Railway Road.

(l) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Dunsandel Brookside Road from a point generally 120 metres south east of Leeston Dunsandel Road to a point at the intersection with Leeston Dunsandel Road.

(m) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Irvines Road from a point generally 100 metres west of Winnie Vine Place to the intersection with Tramway Road.

(n) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Tramway Road from a point generally 180 metres west from Leeston Dunsandel Road to the intersection with Irvines Road.

(o) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Sandy Knolls Road from a point generally 20 metres north of Finlays Road to a point at the south edge of the West Coast Road (SH 73).

(p) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Hororata Road from a point generally 200 metres north west along Hororata Road to a point generally 160 metres north of the intersection with Duncans Road.

(q) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Duncans Road from Hororata Road to a point generally 1000 metres west of Hororata Road (end of formed road).

(r) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Courtenay Road from a point generally 150 metres north of Hoskyns Road to a point generally 330 metres north of Windsor Drive.

(s) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Hoskyns Road from a point generally 280 metres east of Courtenay Road to a point generally 1000 metres east of Courtenay Road.

(t) The reduction to 50 km/hr on Tramway Road from a point generally 80 metres north west of High Street to a point at the west edge of West Coast Road (SH 73).

(u) The reduction to 60 km/hr on High Street/Willis Road from a point generally 260 metres north west of McKenzie Avenue to a point 150 metres north west of Southbridge Leeston Road.

(v) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Southbridge Leeston Road from a point generally 140 metres north east of High Street to a point at the intersection of High Street.

(w) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Taumutu Road from a point generally 60 metres east of Bridge Street to a point 500 metres east of Bridge Street.

(x) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Pocock Road from a point 150 metres north east of West Coast Road (SH73) to a point 800 metres north east of West Coast Road (SH73).

(y) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Ellesmere Junction Road from a point generally 100 metres west of Mather Place to a point generally 500 m west of Mather Place.

(z) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Lincoln Tai Tapu Road from a point generally 550 metres west of Hauschilds Road to a point generally 20 metres west of Hauschilds Road.

(aa) The reduction to 60 km/hr on Old Tai Tapu Road from a point generally 20 metres south east of Golf Links Road to a point generally 850 metres north of Golf Links Road.

(bb) The reduction to 60 km/hr on all of Golf Links Road from State Highway 75 to Old Tai Tapu Road.

(cc) The reduction to 40 km/hr on all of Devine Drive and Avonie Place.

(dd) The reduction to 80 km/hr on Shands Road from a point 180 metres south of Selwyn Road to a point generally 100 m south of Robinsons Road.

(ee) The reduction to 80 km/hr on all of Ivey Road.

(ff) A review of all the 50 km/hr urban speed limit areas to be carried out to determine 40 km/hr speed limits across broader residential catchments with urban schools included where appropriate by the end of December 2019.

Last modified: 21 May 2019 3:45pm