Street & Traffic Lights

Timaru District Roading Network

Street and Pedestrian Lights

Council installs, maintains, and upgrades different types of street lightings in the District.

  • Road lights;
  • Pedestrian crossing lights (belisha beacons);
  • Lighting in the parks and reserves areas;
  • Pedestrian access way lights.

If the street lights on your street is not going, call Council 03 687 7200. A good description of the location of the lights, such as street address, and the description of the problem will be appreciated. If the lights on a State Highway is the issue, contact the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) on 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49).

All street lights in private lanes or right-of-ways be installed and maintained by private landowners.

Traffic Lights / Signals

Traffic signals are installed to manage traffic flows. Traffic signals may be installed for the following reasons:

  • There is a traffic flow issue at the current intersection.
  • There is a safety issue at the current intersection.
  • Safety and accessibility consideration require signal control in a new intersection.
  • There is a pedestrian and/or cyclist safety issue.
  • There is a disability need.

Roundabouts are not considered appropriate as:

  • Roundabouts only work well when vehicle traffic flows are balanced and there is little demand for pedestrian or cycle facilities.
  • Pedestrian safety is decreased greatly due to the operations of the roundabouts.
  • Traffic signal controlled intersections resolves the pedestrian safety issue by providing safer and better opportunity for all road users.

If there is a fault or issues at any traffic signal, please contact the Council to report the fault and we will arrange to have our contractor visit the site and undertake the necessary repairs. For other issues, the Council will allocate the right resource to resolve the issue.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2020