South Express Cycleway - construction


Construction of the South Express cycleway, a safe cycle route across the west of the city.


Our network of cycleways are making it safer and easier for people to cycle. More people cycling eases the pressure on our roads.


Through Middleton Park and along Lochee Road, Wharenui Road, Peverel Street and Centennial Avenue.


Work will start mid-January 2021 and is expected to be completed by May 2021 (weather dependent). Work will be undertaken between Monday to Saturday, 7am to 6pm.


The contractor is Downer. Phone 027 459 6676 or email between Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.


We are building a section of cycleway that will connect to sections of cycleway currently being built on Elizabeth Street and Suva Street.

A shared path will be built through Middleton Park until it meets Lochee Road. The cycleway will cross Lochee Road and a two-way cycleway will continue on the north side of Lochee Road up to Wharenui Road.

After crossing Wharenui Road the two-way cycleway will continue on the north side of Peverel Street before turning into Centennial Avenue where it will continue on the east side of the road.

Information session

Want to know more about the work coming up? Come and talk to us at an information session:

  • Wednesday 20 January, 4.30pm to 6pm at Rārākau: Riccarton Centre, 199 Clarence Street

South Express

The South Express will run from Templeton, on the western edge of Christchurch, through the suburbs of Hornby, Sockburn and Middleton, where it connects to the Nor’west Arc cycleway. It then goes through Riccarton where it will link into the Northern Line Cycleway and the shared paths in South Hagley Park.

Before work starts on your street, residents will receive a start work notice with information on the impacts of construction in the area. For more information on our cycleways visit link)

Work program

Work area and expected start dates:

  • Centennial Avenue  - mid-January
  • Middleton Park  - late January
  • Lochee Road  - late January
  • Peverel Street - early February
  • Wharenui Road intersection  - late March