Programme summary

What we're doing

As part of an ongoing focus to provide a safe, accessible and better-connected transport network for the Rototuna Growth Cell, we’re planning to connect Borman Road from the Horsham Downs Road intersection to Kimbrae Drive.

We’ll also be upgrading the Borman Road and Horsham Downs Road intersection to a raised intersection with traffic lights and lighting and upgrading parts of Horsham Downs Road and Borman Road to include shared paths to make it safer for everyone.

These works aim to transform the current rural road layout into an urban road that’s safer and for all road users, including pedestrians and people on bikes and scooters.

Why we're doing it

This project is the last piece of the puzzle to create a safer and better-connected neighbourhood in Rototuna – no matter how people choose to travel.

This project will

  • Extend the biking and pedestrian network in Rototuna

  • Make it safer for everyone - no matter how they choose to travel

  • Provide new connections for Rototuna residents

Project features

  • Borman Road connection

    The Borman Road connection involves building a new road and pathways. Most of these works are in green fields with little impact on the local roads. These works are expected to take two years to complete.
  • Intersection upgrade

    The Horsham Downs Road and Borman Road intersection upgrade involves installing traffic lights and street lighting. The entire intersection will also be raised to slow down approaching traffic to help keep everyone safe. 
  • Urban road upgrades

    Works to upgrade the section of Borman Road from Barrington Drive to the Horsham Downs Road will involve upgrading it to an urban road with shared paths on both sides of the road. Pedestrian islands will also be installed.

Where we're at with progress

  • Stage 1 - Planning


    Funding set aside from Councils 2021-31 Long Term Plan for the Borman Road extension. Contract awarded to Fulton Hogan in September 2022.
  • Stage 2 - Underway

    November 2022

    Construction of the Borman Road connection is under way and will take around two years to complete. 
  • Stage 3 - Completed

    Late 2024

    The Borman Road connection is complete.

Frequently asked questions

How is this project being funded?

These works are funded by Councils 2021-32 Long Term Plan and have been estimated to cost $22.23m, which includes delivering the most recently completed North Ridge Road upgrade and connection works.

Why are you doing these works?

This section of road has been designated since 2004 and is highly sort after by the Rototuna community. Once complete, it will improve connectivity and accessibility for people traveling to and from Rototuna Village and the school - no matter how they choose to travel.

The project also supports Council's Vision Zero goal: that we will achieve zero deaths and zero serious injuries on our roads and the Biking and Micro-mobility plan which aims to make it more convenient for Hamiltonians to choose active modes of transport to get around our city.

Will any roads need to be closed during these works?

Yes, some sections of road may be closed to through traffic at times to complete these works more efficiently and safely. Borman Road, between Horsham Downs Road and Barrington Drive, will be closed to through traffic in late March for up to four months. Resident access will be kept at all times with a detour in place for through traffic. Once this section is complete, we will need to close other sections of Borman Road and Horsham Downs Road to complete the next stages of these works. We will provide more information about these future works before they start.

Will there be on-street parking on Borman Road?

Given the limited corridor space available to construct this infrastructure, Hamilton City Council has prioritised making it safer for people walking and biking by installing shared paths and on road cycle ways, this has come at the expense of on-street parking. We understand people currently park along the roadside berm however this area is not intended to be a carpark.


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Last updated 6 March 2023