Traffic lights for busy intersection

by Anonymous Author

The installation of traffic lights at the intersection of Hoskyns and Jones roads near Rolleston is set to get underway.

The work will include linking to the adjacent traffic lights on State Highway 1 and the rail level crossing to improve the overall coordination of traffic movement in the area.

The upgrade work is due to start on Thursday and will include traffic light installation, street lighting and stormwater upgrades, footpath installation and road resurfacing. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of May.

The total project cost, including design, construction and other work, is around $1.3 million.

Selwyn District Council’s asset manager, Murray Washington, said the jointly funded council/NZTA project will improve a key intersection and provide for much improved traffic management in a rapidly developing area of Rolleston.

“Hoskyns Road is increasingly becoming the key strategic link between the Malvern area, State Highway 1 and Rolleston, as well as serving the Jones Road industrial area, Izone and the proposed IPort industrial park.”

Mr Washington said road closures of Jones Road, either side of the intersection and Hoskyns Road north of the intersection will be required periodically for the pavement construction to be completed.

“Localised detour routes will be available during these times.”

The two bus stops on the eastern side of Jones Road may need to be closed at times and temporary bus stops will be available during these times.