Waka Kotahi is proposing changes to the intersection of SH73 and Weedons Ross Road, and a new link road between Weedons Ross and West Melton Roads.
People in the community have told us they would like to feel safer when walking and cycling around the village, and that drivers using the intersection are worried about accidents and often feel frustrated because of the lengthy delays at busy times.
We held a workshop, in October 2020, with stakeholders and discussed the development of a roundabout or traffic lights to the intersection. We then developed a draft design which included:
- traffic lights at the intersection of SH73 and Weedons Ross Road, which will help make travel times more reliable and give cyclists and pedestrians a safe place to cross
- new paths and pedestrian facilities to connect key parts of the community
- a new link road connecting Weedons Ross and West Melton Roads
- a new roundabout at the intersection of the new link road and Weedons Ross Road.
These changes will help reconnect the community to key facilities, like the community and recreation centre, the Domain, local shops, West Melton School and early childcare facilities. They will also help reduce delays and make travel times at the intersection more reliable – which is really important with the opening of the Christchurch Southern Motorway, and Selwyn District continuing to grow.