Project overview

Location Christchurch - Lincoln Road between Moorehouse Avenue and Whiteleigh Avenue, Addington

Project Stage May 2022

Date of completion Early November 2022

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Project Information

Peak hour bus lanes will be installed along Lincoln Road and a small stretch of Moorhouse Avenue to make bus journey times shorter and more reliable.This is part of a wider project to improve transport options around the growth areas of Halswell, Wigram and Hoon Hay.

The bus lanes will run along both sides of Lincoln Road, between Moorhouse Avenue and Whiteleigh Avenue. There will also be other changes to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

The southwest of Christchurch is growing fast, with 35,000 people expected to move into the area over the next 30 years. By improving bus journey times and reliability we will cater to this growth, allow buses to come more often and reduce congestion along Lincoln Road and Halswell Road.

For more information about the Lincoln Road Bus Lanes project please click here for the Christchurch City Council webpage.

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    Scope of Works

    We’re installing peak hour bus lanes along both sides of Lincoln Road, between Moorhouse Avenue and Whiteleigh Avenue. We’ll also be making other changes to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

    The new peak hour bus lanes will make bus journey times shorter and more reliable. This is stage one of works, and involves widening Lincoln Road to allow for the bus lanes to be installed. We’ll be making other changes to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

    A short video overview of the works can be viewed using the following link

      These include:

      • A new pedestrian crossing will be installed by Addington Village, allowing people to cross the road safely
      • Installing new bus stops and shelters
      • Upgrading the Barrington/Whiteleigh Avenue intersection
      • Installing new parking bays
      • Replacing footpaths and water mains
      • Improving street lighting
      • Storm water drainage work
      • Moving kerb and channel and road resurfacing
      • The speed limit on Lincoln Road, between Moorhouse Avenue and Whiteleigh Avenue will be reduced to 30km/h
      • The bus lanes will operate weekdays between 7am and 9am, towards the city and between 3pm and 6pm towards Halswell.
      • A bus lane will also be installed on the south side of Moorhouse Avenue, between Selwyn Street and Lincoln Road. This bus lane will only operate between 3pm and 6pm.

      Important Notes for businesses and residents

      • Hours of work for the duration of this project will be from 7am – 6pm Monday through to Saturday
      • We need to dig up parts of the road to complete drainage work and kerb and channel, however we’ll be keeping Lincoln Road open to two-way traffic while we do the work.
      • There will be road closures on several side roads during the work. We will provide updates before any closures take place.
      • All work has been planned in stages to reduce the impact on local businesses and residents, and to keep traffic flowing as best as possible.
      • Temporary bus stops will be installed where existing stops need to be removed. Speed will be reduced to 30km/h through the work area.
      • Rubbish and recycling won’t change. Please continue to but bins out at the usual time for collection.
      • Temporary traffic management will be set up in the work area. To allow work to be completed, on-street parking will be affected on both sides of Lincoln Road where we are working. We will keep work areas small where possible and road cones will indicate where parking is not available.
      • Roadside parking will be impacted by our work for each active work site. We aim to keep work sites small and compact where possible, however, if you have specific access requirements that we need to consider (e.g. nurse/doctor visits, Meals on Wheels, planned property works etc.), please advise our communications manager and we will do our best to accommodate these needs
      • Access to businesses will remain in place, should our work temporarily impact an entranceway, an alternative passage will be created and clearly marked for vehicles and pedestrians
      • Property access will be maintained where possible. We will work with businesses and residents during the work. Please let us know if you have any specific property access needs eg medical visits, home help, large vehicle deliveries or planned works.
      • The bulk of this work will happen during the day. There will be the occasional time when the contractor will carry out specific tasks at night when the roads are quieter and less congested, or when water connections need to be made. The contractor will give 48 hours notice to affected parties before any night works start.
      • Cycle and pedestrian detours will be in place from time to time – please follow signage. We will be replacing water mains as part of this work. We will update affected residents and businesses when we need to connect to the new water main.
      • Our team will continue to update you as the project progresses. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.
      • There will be increased noise, dust, and vibration levels as a result of our work
      • Work will have no impact on current power, telecommunications or gas services; however, the network is still fragile so please be prepared in case there is an unexpected service cut off
      • All site works are subject to favourable weather and on-site construction conditions
      • Safety is our number one priority. Safety is also your responsibility too. Stay clear and stay alert, please keep children and pets a safe distance from any work site