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

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.