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Road through Latimer Square to be stopped next Mon

Road through Latimer Square to be stopped next Monday

From next Monday, 22 May, motorists will no longer be able to pass
through Latimer Square.

The part of Worcester St that runs through the Square is being stopped
and replaced with grass and a pathway for pedestrians and cyclists.
Lights to match those on the western side of the Square will also be
installed along the new pathway.

Christchurch City Council has commissioned the work to bring both parts
of Latimer Square together and make it a more functional recreational
space, according to Council Greenspace Unit manager Michael Aitken.

"No trees will be removed and care will be taken to minimise any
disturbance to trees," he said.

The work comes after considerable community consultation and an
Environment Court ruling earlier this year that gave the Council
permission to close the road.

Work on the Square is expected to be finished by the end of June at a
cost of about $270,000.


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