Detour on Rangiora Woodend Road

Published: 22-Aug-2019

People who regularly drive Rangiora Woodend Road will experience a one minute addition to their drive over the coming weeks.

Housing lots along Rangiora Woodend Road, outside the Ravenswood subdivisionTraffic heading west towards Rangiora will have a reduced speed limit. Traffic heading east towards Woodend will have a detour through Bob Robertson Drive via Clegg Street and Shrimpton Avenue on to Chinnerys Road.

Work starts on Monday 26 August and will take about four to five weeks. Delays both ways are estimated to add only about a minute to your travel time.

The Council are working with the Ravenswood developers to make sure properties being built from Chinnerys Road heading west can safely access Rangiora Woodend Road. This requires some additional minor work which has resulted in the traffic management.

Ravenswood is one of the largest and more complex residential developments in the District in recent years with 1500 residential lots and significant infrastructure and roading developments involved.

Given that Rangiora Woodend Road is a key arterial road getting access right for these properties is important for the long-term flow of traffic between Woodend and Rangiora. We appreciate very much the patience of the neighbouring community and road users throughout this work.