Park-and-ride for Rolleston
by Ann van Engelen
Construction is underway at the Selwyn District Council’s Rolleston headquarters for a new car park and public park-and-ride facility, on the site between the building and Kidman Street.
Both car parks are expected to be completed in May.
“The work was set in the 2018–2028 LTP last year, as part of the extension and reconfiguration of the council building,” says chief executive David Ward.
“That is an exciting time for the council and the district, as these works are a clear indication of how quickly Selwyn is developing.”
The new public park-and-ride car park will provide 79 public car spaces and six cycle racks — this will allow people to park close to local bus stops in Kidman Street. It will also extend the parking capacity for council staff with 59 additional car spaces and six motorcycle spaces. The additional car parks will provide extra parking for residents and visitors, which will ease demand.
During construction, there will be minor traffic disruptions and delays along Norman Kirk Drive; however, there will be temporary traffic management in place.
There will also be no street parking along some sections of Norman Kirk Drive.
“The construction of the car parks may cause minor noise and vibrations, and because it is hot and dry there may be some dust produced as a result of the works; however, dust control measures are in place to limit this.
“There will be a time when the northern parking area and the fenced compound area will be closed off for council staff and public use for approximately one week. That will allow council contractors to efficiently complete the works.”