Speed limit changes

Selwyn District Council has approved a number of speed limit changes across the district, including extending the 50 km/hr urban speed limits in several townships and extending or introducing 80 km/hr limits on some rural roads in eastern Selwyn.

The changes were proposed after a review of speed limits in 2017, and public consultation which was largely supportive of the proposals. Implementation of the new limits was confirmed at the Council meeting of 14 February 2018.

The changes reflect the growth in townships across Selwyn and forecast subdivision development.

Townships where lower speed limits will be introduced or extended include Castle Hill, Leeston, Lincoln, Prebbleton, Rolleston, the Rolleston industrial area, and West Melton.

An 80 km/hr limit is to be introduced on rural roads adjoining the Christchurch city boundary, including Maddisons Rd and extending out to Tai Tapu, Lincoln and Rolleston. The 80 km/hr speed limit on rural roads in the Prebbleton area will also be extended out to Lincoln and Rolleston.

Speed limits will stay at 100km/hr on some key arterial routes. These routes, including Shands Rd (from Selwyn Rd to Boundary Rd), Springs Rd (from Hamptons Rd to Ellesmere Junction Rd), Selwyn Rd (from Shands Rd to Lincoln Rolleston Rd), and Lincoln Rolleston Rd (from Branthwaite Dr to Selwyn Rd) will remain unchanged at 100 km/hr, after consultation with the NZ Transport Agency.

A further review of the remaining speed limits across the district will be undertaken during the first half of 2018, to ensure that limits are aligned with NZTA guidelines. This work will focus on the replacement of 70 km/hr speed limits and the speed limits in urban areas not already reviewed. It will also include a review of speed limits around schools.

The approved speed limit changes were planned to be implemented and new signs in place before 31 March 2018. The signs will now be in place by 31 May 2018.

Schedule of approved speed limit changes February 2018

Castle Hill [Map of Castle Hill [PDF, 107 KB]]

  • Reduce the 50 km/hr speed limit to 40 km/hr

Irwell

  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limit to 60 km/hr

Ladbrooks

  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limits to 60 km/hr

Leeston [Map of Leeston [PDF, 156 KB]]

  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limit to 60 km/hr on Leeston Road approach and extend the speed limit to 600 m from Manse Road
  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limit to 60 km/hr on Station St between Cunningham St and Leeston Rd.

Lincoln [Map of Lincoln [PDF, 179 KB]]

  • Extend the 50 km/hr urban traffic area out to the urban boundary
  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limit on Springs Road to 60 km/hr and extend the speed limit to 800 m from Gerald Street
  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limit on Ellesmere Junction Road to 60 km/hr

Prebbleton [Map of Prebbleton [PDF, 194 KB]]

  • Extend the 50 km/hr urban traffic area out to Shands Rd between Trents Rd and Blakes Rd
  • Extend the 50 km/hr urban traffic area out to Hamptons Rd to include Farthing Dr subdivision
  • Extend the 50 km/hr urban traffic area south of Trents Rd between Hamptons Rd and Birchs Rd to include the Taylor Place subdivision
  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limits to 60 km/hr on Blakes Rd, Trents Rd, Trices Rd, Birchs Rd and Tosswill Rd
  • Reduce the 80 km/hr speed limit to 60 km/hr on Hamptons Rd north west of Springs Rd and extend it to 300 m from Springs Rd

Rolleston [Map of Rolleston [PDF, 268 KB]]

  • Extend the 50 km/hr urban traffic area to beyond the urban boundary to Selwyn Rd between Springston Rolleston Rd and East Maddisons Rd
  • Reduce the 70 km/hr and 80 km/hr speed limit on Dynes Rd to 50 km/hr and be included in the 50 km/hr urban traffic area
  • Include Springston Rolleston Rd out to past Dynes Rd in the 50 km/hr urban traffic area
  • Reduce the 80 km/hr speed limit to 60 km/hr on Springston Rolleston Rd to 700m south of Dynes Rd
  • Extend the 50 km/hr urban traffic area on Goulds Rd to past Dynes Rd
  • Extend the 50 km/hr urban traffic area south to the intersection of Goulds Rd and East Maddisons Rd
  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limit on Goulds Rd to 60 km/hr and extend the speed limit to past East Maddisons Rd. Reduce the 100 km/hr speed limit to 60 km/hr on East Maddisons Rd through to Selwyn Rd
  • Extend the 50 km/hr urban traffic area out to the urban boundary between Dunns Crossing and East Maddisons Rd
  • Extend the 50 km/hr urban traffic area out to the urban boundary between Springston Rolleston Rd and Lincoln Rolleston Rd, and beyond the urban boundary to Selwyn Rd
  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limit on Dunns Crossing Rd to 60 km/hr
  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limit to 60 km/hr on Levi Rd
  • Reduce the 100 km/hr speed limit to 60 km/hr on Selwyn Rd east of East Maddisons Rd for a distance of 500 m
  • Reduce the 100 km/h speed limit to 60 km/hr on Lincoln Rolleston Rd to 1750m south east of Lowes Rd
  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limit to 60 km/hr on Levi Rd

Rolleston Izone/Industrial Area [Map of Rolleston Izone/Industrial Area [PDF, 268 KB]]

  • Reduce the 60 km/hr speed limit in Izone to 50 km/hr
  • Add a 50 km/hr speed limit to the iPort development
  • Reduce the 60 km/hr speed limit on Jones Rd, Railway Rd and Two Chain Rd to 50 km/hr and extend the 50 km/hr speed limit on Jones Rd to 700 m east of Hoskyns Rd
  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limit to 50 km/hr on Hoskyns Rd

Southbridge

  • Extend the 50 km/hr urban traffic area out to the intersection of Brook Street and Bellfield Street

West Melton [Map of West Melton [PDF, 161 KB]]

  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limit to 60 km/hr on Weedons Ross Rd and extend it to 1090m south of SH73
  • Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limit to 60 km/hr on West Melton Rd. Reduce the 70 km/hr speed limit to 60 km/hr on Halkett Rd
  • Reduce the speed limit to 80 km/hr on Halkett Rd for a distance of 1650 m between SH73 and West Melton

Rural [Map of Rural Area [PDF, 396 KB]]

Reduce the speed limit to 80 km/hr on the rural roads within the area bounded by SH75, Prebbleton, Tai Tapu, Lincoln and Rolleston. The road sections included in this area are:

  • Birchs Rd from Hamptons Rd to Tancreds Rd
  • Waterholes Rd from Hamptons Rd to Boundary Rd
  • Ellesmere Rd from Tosswill Rd to Moirs Lane
  • Weedons Rd from Boundary Rd to SH1
  • Lincoln Tai Tapu Rd
  • River Rd
  • Gilmours Rd
  • Macartneys Rd
  • Wardstay Rd
  • Davis Rd
  • Glengarriff Dr
  • Perymans Rd
  • Leavington Close
  • Raineys Rd
  • Court Rd
  • Barnes Rd
  • Tancreds Rd
  • Voss Rd
  • Hayes Rd
  • McDrurys Rd
  • Osborn Rd
  • Robinsons Rd
  • Leadleys Rd
  • Settlement Rd
  • Boundary Rd
  • Nobeline Dr
  • Glenbogle Dr
  • Cross Rd
  • Bellam Rd
  • Larcombs Rd
  • Paige Pl
  • Berketts Rd

Reduce the speed limit to 80 km/hr on the following rural roads north of SH1:

  • Jones Rd
  • Maddisons Rd
  • Newtons Rd from Weedons Ross Rd to Dawsons Rd
  • Weedons Ross Rd from SH1 to Newtons Rd
  • Alston Rd
  • McClelland Rd
  • Curraghs Rd from SH1 to Newtons Rd
  • Wild Rd
Prior consultation

More details on the background to the proposed changes can be found in the report to the Council meeting of 9 August 2017.