Road works and closures
In this section
Roading projects currently in progress
Map of Road Closures and Disruptions in Selwyn
Map of Road Closures on the Waka Kotahi NZTA network
Local Authorities may close roads for the purpose of holding on any road any vehicle races or trials, or any processions, carnivals, celebrations, sporting events, or other special events. The Local Authority may, subject to the provisions of these regulations, close the road to ordinary vehicular traffic for a period or series of periods of not more than 12 hours each in any consecutive 24 hours.
Roads may also be closed for works to ensure the safety of contractors and the public. Where roads are closed in the Selwyn District, the road closure will only occur where it is not safely possible for civil contractors to minimally keep one lane open.
Road closures can also have the benefit of minimizing the time contractors are working on the roads. While they create higher disruptions, road closures are generally able to allow for an expedited work program, returning the road to full use in a shorter time frame.
Temporary Road Closures in Selwyn District will be advertised in the Council Call in the local papers. In some cases, information will be published to social media. Up and coming road works are listed below.
Not all works are considered notifiable. All road closures and one way systems, in addition to long term alternating flow set ups (greater than 10 working days) are notifiable to the public.
Council Projects with Major Disruptions
Springs Road Roundabout Partial Closure/Blakes Road Closure
Springs Road roundabout at the intersection with Blakes Road will be partially closed in addition to Blakes Road being closed between Springs Road and Elmwood Drive. Three way temporary traffic lights will be in place at the roundabout. The closure will be in place from 4 January to 13 January 2023. Detours will be in place for affected traffic and residents homes inside the the closure will still have access to their properties.
Blakes Road Road Closure - Notification Letter to Residents
Blakes Road One Way System
Blakes Road will be under a one way system from 16 January for approximately 3 weeks. The one way system is to fix failures in the road. The one way system will be in place from Carpenter Drive to Aberdeen Road. Traffic Shands Road end will be detoured while traffic turning in from Springs Road end will be able to continue as usual. Residents inside the closure will be allowed access to their properties.
Blakes Road One Way System - Notification Letter to Residents [PDF, 264 KB]
Darfield to Pines Waste Water Pipeline
The installation of a waste water pipe line between Darfield and The Pines in Rolleston will be undertaken over the next 12 months. This will involve road closures with detours along a number of roads throughout Selwyn over the entire project. Details of the project. Please check the disruptions map for up to date information on closures.
Burnham Day Time Attended One Way System/Unattended Road Closure
The intersection at State Highway 1 and Aylesbury Road will be under either partial closure/full closure between 9 January and 19 February 2023. While attended, traffic will be able to turn into Aylesbury Road from State Highway 1 between the hours of 6am and 7pm. While unattended between the hours of 7pm and 6am, weekends and public holidays, the intersection with State Highway 1 will be closed and detours will be in place.
The reason for closure is due to the works affecting the rail crossing, making the rail crossing unsafe for traffic during unattended hours. The closure is intended to keep the public safe during the works programme.
Detours will be marked for all traffic affected.
A one way system will also be in place on Burnham Road between State Highway 1 and Burnham School Road between 16 January and 5 February 2023 detouring north bound traffic. Detours will be marked for all affected traffic.
Ayelsbury Road and Burnham Road roadworks - Notification Letter to Residents
Selwyn Street/Gallipoli Street Road Closure
Selwyn Street and Gallipoli Street will be closed in stages between 9 January and 31 January 2023, in alignment with school holidays. The works are to upgrade the watermain in this area. Detours will be in place for affected traffic.
Selwyn Street Watermain Upgrade - Notification Letter to Residents
Pennington Street Road Closure
Pennington Street in Leeston will be under rolling closures between 9 January and 31 March 2023 for the upgrade of the waste water system. Detours will be in place for affected traffic and residents with homes inside the closure will still have access to their properties.
Pennington Street Road Closure - Notification Letter to Residents [PDF, 89 KB]
Springston Rolleston Road One Way System and Broadlands Drive One Way System/Road Closure
Springston Rolleston Road will be under a one way system between 4 January and 24 February 2023 for reconstruction of the road. The one way system will extend from Broadlands Drive to Delapre Drive with queuing likely at peak times during the school term. Residents directly affected by the works will still have access to their homes maintained where possible. Contractors will be on hand during attended times to assist with access.
Broadlands Drive will be under a one way system allowing traffic to travel towards Lowes Road from Goulds Road between 9 January and 31 January 2023 to facilitate the installation of safety upgrades outside of Clearview Primary School. Traffic attempting to travel from Lowes Road to Goulds Road via Broadlands Drive will be diverted. Detours will be in place for affected traffic.
Broadlands Drive will be closed for 3 days at the end of the works period to complete the installation of the kea and pedestrian crossings. Springston Rolleston Road between Lowes Road and Broadlands Drive will be open to two way traffic during this time while south of Broadlands Drive will remain under a one way system.
Access to properties will be maintained for those affected directly by the works. This area should be avoided at peak hours where possible due to the increased congestion likely to occur. Detours will be in place for affected traffic.
Springston Rolleston Road/Broadlands Drive One Way System/Road Closure - Notification to Residents [PDF, 620 KB]
Rolleston Safety Improvements
During the school holidays, a number of safety improvements will be carried out to Rolleston Roads. The works include the addition of a kerb and channel on Springston Rolleston Road from Lowes Road to Broadlands Drive which will be carried out under a one way system, a kea crossing outside of Clearview School and traffic calming improvements to Markham Way. Expect delays in these areas and seek alternative routes where possible.
Works begin on Markham Way on 19 December 2022 and will be complete before the return of students to Rolleston Primary School, Clearview Primary School and Rolleston Collage.
Railway Road Road Closure
Railway Road will be closed between Kerrs Road and Detroit Drive from 3 January to 28 February 2023 to allow for the unsealed road to be upgraded and sealed. Detours will be in place for affected traffic.
Railway Road road closure - Notification to Residents
Weedons Road Road Closure
Weedons Road between Shands Road and Ellesmere Junction Road will be closed between 11 January and 31 January 2023 to repair failures in the carriageway. Detours will be in place for affected traffic and residents directly affected will be able to access their properties .
Weedons Road road closure - Notification to Residents
Shands Road One Way System
Shands Road will be under a one way system open to southbound traffic (away from the city towards Lincoln) between 9 January and 31 January for repairs to the carriageway. City bound traffic will be diverted via posted detours while Lincoln bound traffic will be unaffected.
Shands Road One Way System - Notification to Residents
Leadleys Road One Way System/Birches Road Temporary Traffic Lights
Leadleys Road will be one way between Birches Road and Ellesmere Road. Traffic seeking to turn into Leadleys Road from Birches Road will be detoured while traffic turning in from Ellesmere Road heading towards Prebbleton will be able to continue unaffected. Temporary traffic lights will be in place on Birches Road.
The set ups will be alternating and will not be in place at the same time. Delays in this area will be expected between 17 January and 3 March 2023.
Non-Council Works with Major Disruptions
Zig Zag Road Road Closure
Zig Zag Road will be closed for one day on 19 January 2023 for filming purposes. Please avoid this area. Detours will be in place. Alternative days if weather isn't favorable will be between 20 January 2023 and 31 January 2023.
Zig Zag Road Road Closure - notification to residents [PDF, 89 KB]
Jones Road/Dawsons Road realignment
The Fulton Hogan Quarry is currently being constructed along Jones Road. As part of the works, the intersection of Jones Road and Dawsons Road is under traffic management while a new roundabout is constructed. The roundabout is complete now and care should be taken in this area due to the new road layout.
West Melton Intersection Upgrade
The intersection of State Highway 73 and Weedons Ross Road is currently under reconstruction to add in traffic signals and realign West Melton Road and Weedons Ross Road, as well as construct a new Link Road between West Melton Road and Weedons Ross Road. Information on the works in this area can be found on Waka Kotahi's website at SH73 West Melton Improvements.
Works are expected to be complete by the end of March 2023. Road closures will be in place in January, expect delays in this area.