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 12 May 2017

Work underway

This week work has continued west along South Belt, with the installation of the new water main now as far as Buckleys Road. The installation of the steel sleeve to house the water main under the Middlebrook Culvert has been delayed due to a mechanical failure, and will now be completed next week.

The sewer main has now been completed and is connected into the existing main running through Matawai Park.

Good progress has been made with the installation of the large diameter stormwater heading north along Percival Street. The stormwater across the intersection is still on hold due to service clashes. The relocation of these services within the intersection is scheduled to take place during the week of 22 May 2017.

The sealing of the footpath and the road shoulder on the south-west quadrant had been scheduled for Thursday, however this was delayed due to poor weather conditions on the day. It has now been rescheduled for the following week.

Vegetation clearance

Vegetation has been cleared to make way for the installation of the new large diameter stormwater pipe and road widening.

Steek pipe sleeve in trench

Steel sleeve partially installed beneath the Middle Brook Culvert.

Upcoming work

Next week the footpath and road shoulder on the south-west quadrant will be sealed when the weather allows.

The installation of a new footpath on the southern side of South Belt will commence. This new footpath is to tie into the existing footpath at Buckleys Road.

The water main will continue to be laid west on South Belt towards Ellis Road. The steel sleeve beneath the Middlebrook Culvert should also be completed early next week.

The installation of the large-diameter stormwater pipe on the western side of Southbrook Road will continue north next week. The footpath on the western side of Southbrook Road is closed, and will remain closed while the new stormwater main is being installed.

Please drive with care and follow 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