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Project introduction

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is proposing improvements to Halswell Road between Dunbars and Curletts Roads.

  • Project type

    Road improvements

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About the project

State Highway 75 along Halswell Road is a key public transport corridor which experiences significant transport delays during peak travel periods. Also, the south-west area of Christchurch has experienced rapid residential growth. This project is looking at providing bus lanes to encourage greater use of public transport into the central city and provide safety improvements along Halswell Road.

We want to hear your views on the issues you experience with your journey along Halswell Road, so we can make sure we consider all aspects in the development of a preferred solution.

The improvements aim to:

  • Achieve faster and more reliable travel times for buses along Halswell Road
  • Improve safety, comfort and convenience of getting to and using bus stops
  • Make bus stops accessible to all users
  • Make bus travel a mode of choice for commuters travelling to the city centre from the south-west suburbs.

The proposed Halswell Road (Dunbars Road to Curletts Road) improvements

The proposed improvements include two bus lanes, in addition to the existing lanes, along this 2.5km high use section of Halswell Road. We will consider how we operate these lanes and if other road users will have access to them. The bus lanes will provide transport choice for those commuting to work in the city centre, and wanting to go to facilities along the route.

The proposed $25 million project will add capacity to the public transport network in the high growth south-west area of Christchurch. It is also part of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP) where Waka Kotahi is aiming to help manage growth by providing residents with safer and better travel choices.

NZ Upgrade Programme – Canterbury package

Complementary Christchurch City Council projects

Waka Kotahi is working closely with Christchurch City Council which has allocated budget for public transport improvements along Lincoln Road. The first phase of the improvements is along Lincoln Road, from Moorhouse Avenue through the Addington Village to Whiteleigh Avenue. The Council is also proposing a second phase of improvements along Lincoln Road from Wrights Road to Curletts Road.

Waka Kotahi and Christchurch City Council are working together on these projects and are seeking complementary outcomes along the entirety of the south-west corridor to ensure seamless bus journeys for customers.

Lincoln Road improvements(external link)

SH75 Halswell Road improvements NZ Upgrade Programme logo