South Belt/Southbrook Road Intersection

To improve traffic flow, traffic lights will be installed and intersection improvements will be made to keep traffic moving through Southbrook.

201701 Road Works in Progress

About the Project

Ten years ago the intersection averaged 17,000 vehicle movements per day. Latest surveys show this has now increased to over 24,600 movements per day, causing congestion and delays for motorists.  

To improve traffic flow, traffic lights will be installed and intersection improvements will be made to improve traffic flows through Southbrook.  

Isaac Construction will be undertaking the work. The intersection upgrade is expected to be completed in late July 2017 following some delays caused by wet weather and working among underground services.

View detailed maps of the project below:

Benefits include:

  • Improved safety through the intersection
  • Safer access for people on bikes
  • Improved pedestrian connections and safety
  • Improved turning safety

How this work will affect you:

Access - there will be times during the work when vehicle access to properties will be restricted. Access will be restored by the end of the working day. The contractor will notify affected residents before any access restrictions.

Thank you for your patience and co-operation while we complete this work. The contractors will do what they can to keep noise and disruption to a minimum.

Work to Date

Progress Update as of 16 June 2017

Work underway

This week work has seen the final section of kerb and channel installed on the north-west quadrant from Kings Mowers to Matawai Park.

Road reconstruction of the carriageway pavement in South Belt has continued along with the reconstruction of the road on the northern side, which is nearing completion.

The new footpath in South Belt, between Southbrook Road and Buckleys Road has been surfaced.

The second concrete protection slab over the Middlebrook Culvert has also been poured.

New kerb and channel outside Kings Mowers in Southbrook Kerb sub-contractors finishing the final section of kerb and channel outside Kings Mowers

Upcoming work

Next week work continues with the construction of the new road pavement in South Belt.

The third and final concrete pour for the concrete protection slab over the Middlebrook Culvert will be completed.

The water main installation will continue in South Belt, heading east from the intersection towards Newnham Street.

Installation of the footpath behind the new kerb and channel on the north west quadrant will begin, completing the new footpaths.

Thank you for your patience - please drive with care and follow the on-site signage.

Contact Information

For further information please contact: 

Kieran Straw
Project Manager
Waimakariri District Council
Phone: 0800 965 468
Email: Kieran.straw@wmk.govt.nz