New Arterial Road - West Kaiapoi

A new arterial road is to be constructed in west Kaiapoi to cater for ongoing development of land around the western side of Kaiapoi and will provide a key link to West Rangiora and Southbrook.

About the Project

A new arterial road is to be constructed in west Kaiapoi to cater for ongoing development of land around the western side of Kaiapoi and will provide a key link to West Rangiora and Southbrook. 

The road will extend from the Ohoka Road off-ramp and will curve around onto Butchers Road before joining back onto Island Road near Mill Road. The purpose of the road is to direct the through traffic away from the new residential area of Silverstream. The road will address safety issues at the intersection at Ohoka Road/Island Road and Cosgrove Road. Improvements will be made at intersections along the new arterial road. The new road will be two lane (one in each direction) and will involve the construction of two new bridges along the alignment.

In the future Island Road between Mill Road and Adderley Terrace will be closed to through traffic and the New Arterial Road will form the main link through to Kaiapoi.

A tender has been awarded to HEB Construction Ltd for the physical works. Work began on site in January 2017. Hours of work are 7.30 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday. Some night work will be undertaken to help reduce the impact on road users. Residents will be notified in advance of night work being undertaken.

Traffic Impacts

  • Access to properties will be maintained during the work
  • If any access restrictions are required we will notify you in advance
  • Temporary traffic management will be in place during the work
  • Some aspects of the work may be undertaken as night work to reduce the impact to traffic. Advance notification will be provided.

Project Updates

Project Update as at 23 March 2017

Work is progressing well on the New Arterial Road in West Kaiapoi. During the next phase of work, Butchers Road, between Moody's Road and Island will be closed, and a detour will be in place.

The section of new road from Ohoka Road Off-Ramp to the bend in Giles Road has been constructed and services installed. Road widening on Butchers Road has been underway in preparation for the new road to be built over the top.

From Monday 3 April the focus will move to the upgrade of Butchers Road which will include the installation of trenches for new services as well as trucking in the fill material required for the new road. To allow this work to be carried out in a safe manner and as quickly as possible, Butchers Road between Island Road and Moodys Road will be closed (refer to map).

Butchers Road Detour Map 

The road closure will be in place as follows:

  • Butchers Road between Moodys Road and Island Road will be closed starting Monday 3 April 2017 from 9am.
  • Butchers Road between Moodys Road and including the Hayson Drive Intersection will re-open on Friday 9 June 2017 at 5pm.

Note – Butchers Road from north of Hayson Drive to Island Road will remain closed until the New Arterial Road is completed.

Traffic impacts
  • Access to Butchers Road will be via Mill Road from 3 April to 9 June 2017
  • Access to Silverstream Subdivision will be via Silverstream Boulevard
  • Detour routes will be signed - please follow the on-site signage
  • Access to properties will be maintained at all times
  • Access to emergency services will be maintained at all times
  • A link road between Giles Road and Silverstream Boulevard will be installed prior to the closure starting. A speed restriction will be in place.

Thank you for your patience while we undertake this work.