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
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.