This project will
Provide safer place to bike or walk
Better connectivity to citywide bike network
Maximise parking spaces
We are planning some changes to Rifle Range Road to make it easier and safer for people to bike and walk.
The upgrades include:
Rifle Range Road is a high priority route in Hamilton’s citywide bike network plan, linking Dinsdale and Frankton to Maeroa and Forest Lake. We also want to create an environment where children from the four schools in the area can bike and walk more freely and independently.
This project is funded by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Transport Choices programme, which will help create a connected network across the city, supporting Council’s move to a low emissions transport system in response to climate change.
September 2023Public feedback has closed, and the project has moved to the design phase. It will be considered by the Council’s Infrastructure and Transport Committee for…
December 2023With final design and construction approval from Waka Kotahi, we expect work to begin in December 2023.
May 2024Our goal is to complete the project by May 2024. All projects in the Transport Choices programme will be completed by June 2024.
Construction work is expected to start Monday 11 December 2023 and run until May 2023.
Transport Choices projects are funded up to 90% by the Climate Emergency Response Fund (CERF), not taxpayer or road user charges. Councils fund the balance of project costs. Funding for Transport Choices is administered by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The budget for this project is $3.5 million. Council’s share is $350,000.
Work will take place between 7am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday, weather dependent. Traffic management will be in place to help guide road users through the area safely.
During construction, a traffic management plan will ensure traffic flow continues through the project sites.
The upgrades will make it safer for people with disabilities to travel around the area, and make it easier to catch the bus to travel to other parts of the city.
Raised safety platforms on Aberdeen Drive and Weka Street will provide a level pathway from one side to the other, making it easier for wheelchair users to safely cross.
A traffic management plan will guide construction and ensure rubbish collection services can continue as usual.
Last updated 22 September 2023