What is happening in the final section of the Hamilton Ring Road project?
What is the aim of the Ring Road project?
What are the expected benefits of the project?
Enabling works February - August 2018
Now that Council is building the traffic overbridge instead of the roundabout, is any more land
The footprint is larger, however all the land we need is already owned by the Council.
Dey St service lane work was finished last year. Does this need changing?
No, Dey St and property driveways should stay the same. The white wooden sight rail is only temporary
and will be replaced with a noise fence toward the end of the project, but that’s about it.
Will any large trees be removed?
Yes, there are unfortunately some nice old and large trees within the project footprint that must be
removed. We will be working closely to leave as many as we can because we like them too! We’re also
planning a major planting and landscaping project designed by ecological experts.
Will these works affect traffic?
The first stage is away from existing roads, but once the main construction begins next summer, there
will be traffic management in place, particularly on Cobham Dr. This is a little way off yet and we plan on
giving plenty of notice and communicating our plans and what to expect before we start.
How will traffic on Cambridge Rd be affected during construction?
Existing roads, especially Cambridge Rd, will continue to cater for traffic for longer than originally
planned. Our traffic counts show current levels are manageable, but the city is still growing fast. We are
monitoring this throughout the city and we’ve planned some safety improvement work on Cambridge Rd.
Once Wairere Dr is connected to Cobham Dr, and other smaller projects are underway/completed, we
anticipate that traffic volumes, especially trucks, will reduce. This is because they will have an alternative
route in place via Wairere Dr and Cobham Dr.
How has community feedback been captured and used in developing this project?
The community has been involved with the Ring Road journey since the designation was notified in
2005, when extensive consultation was carried out with the public and numerous other key stakeholders.
Many key details included in the project came from that consultation, including the shared walking and
cycling path, pedestrian crossing facilities, and the input into the landscaping and urban design aspects.
More recently, the community was involved in the designation for the Southern Links transport network
which overlaps with the Ring Road designation in this location and includes provision for building the new
Ongoing information days and project updates have kept the community and the wider city informed of
progress and given the opportunity for feedback on important aspects.
We plan to continue these updates and information days throughout the work to make sure you know
about any changes or developments with the project and ensure the community has ample chance to see
and understand what these might mean.
What pedestrian and cycling facilities are being provided as part of the final section of Wairere Drive?
When will the rest of Southern Links project be built?
What other works are being done in the area?
How will footpath connectivity be affected during the works?
Where can I find out the latest information?