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Work beginning at Shands Road intersections

Thursday, January 18, 2024   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: roadworks, road safety, transport

Selwyn District Council media release: 17th January 2024

The construction of two new roundabouts at the intersections of Shands and Hamptons Road, and Shands and Trents Road in Prebbleton, begins this month.

This work is Stage 2 of the Prebbleton Arterial Intersection Upgrade to improve the safety and efficiency of the local roading network. Stage 1 was successfully completed in 2021, upgrading the intersections of Shands and Blakes, and Springs and Marshs Roads, into dual lane roundabouts.

Fulton Hogan has been appointed as the contractor to upgrade the intersections and build the two-lane roundabouts, along with the seal widening of Trents Road and the installation of a water main.

The Council’s Acting Executive Director of Infrastructure and Property, Murray England says “We are pleased to begin this upgrade, improving the safety and performance of these key intersections to accommodate future traffic flows and growth in the area.”

“We acknowledge NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi’s financial commitment to partially fund this project and get it across the line”.

Work is scheduled to begin on 29th January 2024 and expected to be substantially completed by early September, followed by landscaping and maintenance.

During the first stage of construction works, Shands and Trents Roads will remain open in both directions. However several temporary traffic management layouts will be installed as the project progresses. These will be a variation of shoulder closures, temporary traffic lights, lane drops, and one way systems.

Hamptons Road at the east side of the intersection with Shands Road, will be closed from late January for some time and detours in place. Further updates will be provided closer to the time along with other traffic management changes throughout the project.

Get further information about the Shands Road upgrades, including maps of the affected areas. You can also email shandsroundabouts[at] for more details.