10 May 2024

Improvements to streets around the Bush Inn Centre are set to get the green light.

However, options for changes at the Main South, Yaldhurst and Riccarton Road intersection at Church Corner will be presented in a separate report at a future meeting.

Christchurch City Councillors will consider a report on Wednesday 15 May from the Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board with recommendations for upgrades around Riccarton, Hansons, Waimairi and Curletts Roads.

The Community Board, under its delegation has approved changes including:

  • Removing the slip lane from Riccarton Road into Waimairi Road
  • Installing safe speed platforms at the approaches to the intersection
  • Installing speed humps on Angela Street, Brake Street and Leslie Street
  • Making changes to parking on Waimairi Road, and also to the bus stop and shelter on Waimairi Road at the Bush Inn Centre.
  • The slip lane from Main South Road into Curletts Road will also be removed and a left turning lane installed at the lights.

Following the recommendation of the Community Board, the Council will be considering:

  • A new signalised crossing on Waimairi Road at the Bush Inn Centre
  • Adding on-road cycle lanes on Waimairi Road from Riccarton Road to Bowen Street
  • Installing a short section of bus lane on Riccarton Road

These plans were unanimously approved by the Community Board at its February 15 meeting.

The Board also resolved for staff to put forward a report to the Council with options for the Main South, Yaldhurst and Riccarton Road intersection.

This report is expected to be presented to Councillors in the next few months.

Read the report here.