Park and ride rolls on

by Mike Isle

Rolleston’s new car park and park and ride facility seem to be both on track for their weather-dependent completion in May.

In its latest project update, the council said ducting cabling is being installed on the Kidman Street, Rolleston park and ride site, to allow for lighting of the parking area.

A council spokesperson said this work would continue and some of the existing lighting will be relocated to suit the new design works. The existing lighting will be upgraded into LED lighting.

Instalment of stormwater services works also continues this next week along with general civil works for the formation of the car park.

The new public park-and-ride car park will provide 79 public car spaces and six cycle racks. It 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.

Chief executive David Ward said earlier that the work was set in the 2018–2028 LTP last year, as part of the extension and reconfiguration of the council building.

“It is an exciting time for the council and the district, as these works are a clear indication of how quickly Selwyn is developing,” Mr Ward said.