Lincoln Road - bus lanes (stage one)


We’re installing peak hour bus lanes along both sides of Lincoln Road, between Moorhouse Avenue and Whiteleigh Avenue. We’ll also be making other changes to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.


To create more reliable journey times to get everyone where they want to go on time and to improve safety for all road users.


Lincoln Road between Moorhouse Avenue and Whiteleigh Avenue, Addington.


Monday 2 May 2022 to mid November 2022. Monday to Saturday, 7am to 6pm (weather/site condition dependent). We will update you if any night work is needed to complete this work.


The contractor is Isaac Construction. Phone Peter Chum on 03 359 9145 or email , Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm.


The new peak hour bus lanes will make bus journey times shorter and more reliable. This is stage one of works, and involves widening Lincoln Road to allow for the bus lanes to be installed. We’ll be making other changes to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. These include:

  • A new pedestrian crossing will be installed by Addington Village, allowing people to cross the road safely
  • Installing new bus stops and shelters
  • Upgrading the Barrington/Whiteleigh Avenue intersection
  • Installing new parking bays
  • Replacing footpaths and water mains
  • Improving street lighting
  • Storm water drainage work
  • Moving kerb and channel and road resurfacing
  • The speed limit on Lincoln Road, between Moorhouse Avenue and Whiteleigh Avenue will be reduced to 30km/h

The bus lanes will operate weekdays between 7am and 9am, towards the city and between 3pm and 6pm towards Halswell.

A bus lane will also be installed on the south side of Moorhouse Avenue, between Selwyn Street and Lincoln Road. This bus lane will only operate between 3pm and 6pm.

During this work

  • We need to dig up parts of the road to complete drainage work and kerb and channel, however we’ll be keeping Lincoln Road open to two-way traffic while we do the work. There will be road closures on several side roads during the work. We will provide updates before any closures take place.
  • All work has been planned in stages to reduce the impact on local businesses and residents, and to keep traffic flowing as best as possible.
  • Temporary bus stops will be installed where existing stops need to be removed.
  • Speed will be reduced to 30km/h through the work area.
  • Rubbish and recycling won’t change. Please continue to but bins out at the usual time for collection.
  • Temporary traffic management will be set up in the work area. To allow work to be completed, on-street parking will be affected on both sides of Lincoln Road where we are working. We will keep work areas small where possible and road cones will indicate where parking is not available.
  • Property access will be maintained where possible. We will work with businesses and residents during the work. Please let us know if you have any specific property access needs eg medical visits, home help, large vehicle deliveries or planned works.
  • The bulk of this work will happen during the day. There will be the occasional time when the contractor will carry out specific tasks at night when the roads are quieter and less congested, or when water connections need to be made. The contractor will give 48 hours notice to affected parties before any night works start.
  • Cycle and pedestrian detours will be in place from time to time – please follow signage.
  • We will be replacing water mains as part of this work. We will update affected residents and businesses when we need to connect to the new water main.

Our team will continue to update you as the project progresses. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

Meet the contractor

Due to the current Omicron outbreak, we’re holding an online information session for people wanting to find out more about the project. This will be held on Tuesday 26 April 2022 between 5.30 and 7.30pm.

You can register online by emailing A link to register for the webinar will be sent back which needs to be filled out to join. You will have the opportunity to ask questions in the registration as well as in the webinar.

Please let us know by 5pm, Monday 18 April if you would like to attend.

Can’t make this time?

More information about the project, including questions and answers are available online. These will be updated following the online information session. You can view these at link)

You are also welcome to phone to talk to us directly about the project on 03 941 8999.

Stay updated

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You can also visit ‘ongoing projects’ for more specific details about day to day operations and to get in touch with the contractor or to report any issues.