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 June 2017.

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 21 April 2017

Work has been continuing on the installation of the new sewer and stormwater mains on Percival Street.

The new sewer main has just reached the last manhole on Percival Street, before the pipeline turns and heads into Matawai Park.

The stormwater main is now installed to the north side of the Southbrook/South Belt intersection and work is being carried out to relocate existing services, which will then allow the new main to continue north.

The kerb and channel on the south western corner of the intersection has been poured and the sewer trench asphalted to the north.

New kerb being poured on Southbrook Road

New kerb being poured on Southbrook Road

Installing the new stormwater main

Installing the new stormwater main

Upcoming work

Next week work will continue on the laying of the new sewer main. This will include starting to lay the new sewer main from the last manhole into Matawai Park.

Night works are planned for Thursday 27 April from 7pm to 6am. Night work is required as there is insufficient space to allow two lanes of traffic while the pipe is installed, therefore a stop/go operation is required. A door knock and letter drop will be carried out early next week.

The installation of the large-diameter stormwater pipe on the western side of Southbrook Road will continue north past Kings Mowers. This will include working around services within the intersection, such as water, power and telephone cables.

Filling in around the new kerb and constructing the footpath on the south western corner of the intersection will also continue.

Please drive with care and follow the on-site signage.

Contact Information

For further information please contact: 

Dale Brown
Project Manager
Waimakariri District Council
Phone: 03 311 8900
Email: dale.brown@wmk.govt.nz