Roading projects

There are a range of Council roading projects planned or currently underway.

Each year the Council approves a roading capital works programme for the current year plus an indicative programme for the following three years. The programme for the 2015/16 year was approved by the Utilities and Roading Committee on 16 June 2015. The indicative programme for the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 years was also endorsed by the Committee.

The Council has also approved funding for new footpaths in the main towns of Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Oxford and Woodend in the Long Term Plan starting in the 2015/16 year. The Utilities and Roading Committee approved the programme for these new footpaths over the next three years.

The Council welcomes feedback on this programme and invites suggestions on where improvement works could be undertaken in the future.

Current and upcoming projects

NZTA project - Woodend corridor improvements

NZTA, in consultation with the Waimakariri District Council, has chosen an eastern bypass option to upgrading SH1 in the Woodend area. 

Keep up to date on progress on the Woodend corridor improvements project on the NZTA website.

NZTA project - Western Belfast Bypass

The Western Belfast Bypass is part of the Western Corridor. When completed it will improve access between the north of Canterbury/Christchurch, the Christchurch International Airport and the industrial area at Hornby. 

Keep up to date on progress on the Western Belfast Bypass on the NZTA website - including a video flyover.