Tram Road off-ramp safety improvements

New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi is upgrading the Tram Road off-ramp.

Work will begin from Monday 29 January, and is expected to be completed in late April 2024.

Features of the safety improvements:

  • New traffic signals at the Tram Road off-ramp will improve the safety, efficiency, and capacity of the right turn towards Kaiapoi
  • Extending the free left-turn will provide a safe merging space for drivers on Tram Road
  • Relocation of light poles
  • New kerb and channel
  • Installation of a two-metre-wide cycle lane around the free left-turn on Tram Road to make it safer for people on bikes travelling west towards Ohoka.

Traffic changes:

  • The Tram Road off-ramp will be fully closed at times during the work, primarily overnight between 8pm and 4am. It will be open during weekday peak evening periods
  • During off-ramp closures motorway traffic will be detoured via Ohoka Road and Island Road. Please follow signage
  • The Tram Road overpass will operate one-way Eastbound only across the motorway bridge during the work. Westbound traffic will be detoured via Main North Road, Ohoka Road and Island Road
  • The Tram Road on-ramp will be accessible throughout the work, and in particular during the weekday peak morning period
  • During overnight off-ramp and Tram Road closures, access to the on-ramp will be available from the east approach (Main North Road) side only
  • Drivers heading from Christchurch to Kaiapoi are encouraged to consider using Main North Road and the Old Waimakariri Bridge to access Kaiapoi to avoid disruption at the interchange.

If you have any questions please touch base with NZ Transport Agency - Waka Kotahi South Island -