Bus lanes are being installed by Northlands Shopping Centre to improve the reliability and travel times of public transport along Main North Road. A fulltime northbound bus lane will be added and the hours of the southbound bus lane will be extended.

Main North Road bus lanes by Northlands

Main North Road bus lanes by Northlands

Come and talk to us

We are having a community drop-in session on Tuesday 14 January, from 3.30pm to 6.30pm, at the Papanui-Innes Community Board Room, entrance off Restell Street.

The work will take around six months between January and July and includes:

  • installing a full-time northbound bus lane from Winston Avenue to Sawyers Arms Road
  • extending the hours of the southbound bus lane
  • installing traffic lights at the Grassmere Street intersection
  • making layout changes at the Northlands entrance on Main North Road

The work will happen between January and July 2020 and mostly at night to minimise the disruption to businesses in the area. All lanes and access ways will remain open during the road works. Have a look at the start of work notice for more information on how the work will be staged.(external link)

We consulted on this project towards the end of 2017 and Councillors decided to proceed with a slightly amended design in October 2018.  Read more about the consultation(external link) or have a look at the plans. [, 614 KB]