Detours for Oxford Road at Lehmans Road

The intersection of Oxford Road and Lehmans Road will be disrupted in the coming weeks as contractors work on underground services as part of the Oxford Road improvements project.

View of Oxford Road from Charles Upham Drive looking westRoad users heading into Rangiora from the west will be familiar with the work that has been underway between Charles Upham Drive and Westpark Boulevard, with stormwater pipes and new kerb and channel now installed.

From Monday 10 February work is planned to upgrade a stormwater culvert on both sides of Oxford Road at the intersection of Lehmans Road, and will create detours for east and westbound traffic.

Traffic impacts include:

  • A lane closure for the north side of Oxford Road. Eastbound traffic will be detoured from Monday 10 February for approximately two days.  The detour will be via Plasketts, Johns and Lehmans Road.
  • Due to unknown service locations this stage of work may also require a closure of the southbound lane on Lehmans Road before the Oxford Road intersection. This will affect left and right turns into Lehmans Road from Oxford Road. Further updates will be provided if this is required.
  • A lane closure on the south side of Oxford Road. Westbound traffic will be detoured from Wednesday 12 February for two days via Lehmans, Johns and Plasketts Road. Due to unknown service locations this stage of work may also require the closure of the northbound lane of Lehmans Road, with no exit to Oxford Road. Access to Oxford Road will be via Plasketts Road. Further updates will be provided if this is required.
  • A closure of the north side of Oxford Road for eastbound traffic from Wednesday 19 February for two days. Traffic will be detoured via Plasketts, Johns and Lehmans Road. Lehmans Road will remain open during this work.

Contractors advises the dates are approximate, as much depends on the ground conditions. Road users are asked to follow on-site traffic signage and follow the suggested detour routes.

Following this underground work, minor drainage improvements will be carried out in the at the Lehmans Road and Oxford Road intersection, as well as the installation of a new footpath and street lighting along Oxford Road between Westpark Boulevard and Charles Upham Drive.

All work is expected to be completed near the end of March.