Roading Projects

There are a range of Council roading projects planned or currently underway.

Each year the Council approves a roading capital works programme for the current year plus an indicative programme for the following three years.

The Council welcomes feedback on this programme and invites suggestions on where improvement works could be undertaken in the future.

Flaxton Road Improvements

The Council have confirmed a design for improvements to Flaxton Road, between Lineside Road and Kingsford Smith Drive. The design aims to improve pedestrian and cyclist facilities, as well as the general road layout. Work is due to start in January 2021 and will be completed in December 2021.

About the Project

Following consultation with businesses along Flaxton Road, a design has been confirmed. Cross sections showing the road layout, including and excluding parking are shown below.

A typical cross section of Flaxton Road looking north

A typical cross section looking north, showing the new road layout including parking.

Map showing location of car lanes and footpath

A typical cross section looking north, showing the new road layout excluding the parking lane.

Latest Project Updates

Project Updates

Flaxton Road Improvements Updates

We're working behind the scenes getting ready to start the project, and will provide regular updates as the project progresses. Keep up with where things are at and work that is coming by clicking on the latest updates to learn more.

The approved Scheme Design for the road improvements can be viewed here.

Road Changes & Traffic Impacts

Traffic impacts

We will provide more information about traffic impacts during the project once the traffic management plan has been approved.

Hours of work

Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday with some weekend work as required.

Kerbside collections

Your kerbside collections will remain unchanged. Please ensure your bag or bins are in their usual spot on collection day.

Essential services

There will be no planned disruption to your wastewater, telephone or power services.


Please be aware of the dangers posed by road works. Ensure you stay clear and follow the directions of workers.

Project Timeline & Key Dates

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Current Projects

NZTA Project - Woodend Corridor Improvements

NZTA, in consultation with the Waimakariri District Council, has chosen an eastern bypass option to upgrading SH1 in the Woodend area.

A project is also underway that will make State Highway 1 between Saltwater Creek and Tram Road safer for everyone. Possible safety improvements include putting in flexible roadside and median safety barriers. These changes will help prevent people being killed or injured on this busy stretch of road.

Keep up to date on progress on the Woodend corridor improvements and the above project on the NZTA website.

Fernside Road & Flaxton Road Roundabout

The Council is planning to build a new roundabout at the intersection of Flaxton Road and Fernside Road, replacing the existing ‘T’ intersection.

The work is proposed to include

  • A new, single lane roundabout
  • An additional road to access the proposed development on the eastern side of the roundabout
  • Landscaping to enhance the entrance to Rangiora, via Southbrook
  • Extension of water and wastewater infrastructure to service a new development.

Read the full Information Notice for more detail.

Ivory Street Upgrade

Ivory Street, between Alfred Street and Buckham Street is being upgraded to help improve safety for people visiting local businesses, and for vehicles to make a safe turn into Cone Street from the south. The Council has been working with local businesses and residents in the area, to make sure their feedback was considered in the improvement work and designs.

The work will started between Buckham Street and Queen Street during the week of Monday 13 July. This work is complete and contractors will move onto the next stage between Alfred Street and Queen Street during the week of Monday 17 August. You can view the latest update here.

Remaining work is broken into two further stages along Ivory Street with all work to be complete by late 2020:

  • Stage 2 - between Queen Street and Alfred Street - construction will begin in mid-late 2020 after a separate contract is in place.
  • Stage 3 - the entire length between Buckham Street and Alfred Street - all road surfacing, islands and road line marking will be completed after both Stage 1 and Stage 2 have been completed.

The work will include:

  • Installation of new stormwater pipes
  • Replacement of existing deep-dish kerb and channel
  • New footpaths
  • Nine recessed parking bays between Queen Street
  • Footpath resurfacing
  • A new pedestrian refuge outside number 81 And 78 Ivory Street
  • Installation of on-road cycle lanes
  • The existing Kowhai trees on the western side of Ivory Street between Queen Street and Buckham Street will be retained, with parking provided in recessed bays where possible. (Nine recessed parking bays will be provided along this length).
  • Upon completion of the new kerb and channel, and footpath the road will be resurfaced, and new line island will be installed outside number 81 and 78 Ivory Street to provide pedestrians with a safe crossing point The new line marking will include the following change to the Ivory Street road layout:
    • A central flush median between High Street and Queen Street. This will provide refuge for right turning vehicles into businesses and a safer exit by allowing clear sight lines to approaching vehicles. To achieve this flush median, existing parking on the east side of Ivory Street, between the Burger King entrance and Collins Street will be removed.

Map showing extent of work for Ivory Street upgrade

Kaiapoi Watermain Renewals

The Council are working on installing watermains along Williams Street and Hills Street, as the pipes are old and need to be replaced.

From Monday 6 July contractors are working in stage two of works, between Fuller Street and the Ohoka Road roundabout. The watermains will be laid on the western side of Williams Street first, and will then cross over to the eastern side.

Traffic impacts

  • Two-way traffic will be maintained on Williams Street during the work.
  • A section of pipe needs to be laid across both lanes of Fuller and Carew Streets.
  • Fuller Street will be closed at the intersection of Williams Street from Monday 13 July until Friday 31 July.
  • Carew Street will be closed at the intersection of Williams Street from Monday 20 July until Friday 7 August.
  • Traffic will be detoured via Hilton, Peraki and Carew Streets.
  • There will be no entry into Fuller Street or Carew Street from Williams Street during the closures.
  • Pedestrians will be directed to the opposite side of the road to the work site. Please follow signage or ask the team for assistance if needed.
  • A temporary speed limit of 30km/h will be in place through the work area.
  • The road shoulder will be closed. Please take care as cyclists will be merging with traffic.

We thank businesses and residents for their patience while we have been working in this area.

Project information notices: