Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


SCIRT traffic update Friday 15 November, 2012

SCIRT traffic update Friday 15 November, 2012

Major traffic update Somerfield/ Sparks Road
Madras Street, central city, traffic closure for one month
Avondale bridge long-term traffic closure New Year, open day Saturday 24 November
Wairakei Road - Strowan/ Bryndwr/ Papanui - expect delays
South Brighton’s bridge: holiday period to two-way traffic but no change otherwise

Major traffic update Somerfield/ Sparks Road: Wednesday, 21 November, 2012 to end of August 2013

The first stage of this SCIRT City Care work in Somerfield will begin Wednesday next week and run until mid December.

It includes a one-way system through the Sparks Road/Lyttelton Street roundabout.
• Traffic on Sparks Road, between Waimokihi Place and Lyttelton Street, and Frankleigh Street (from number 20) will be one-way, west-bound only.
• Drivers coming towards the city, east-bound, will be detoured at various intersections along the route.
• Lyttelton Street between Sparks Road and Glue Place will be closed to all through traffic although resident access will be maintained. Road users should follow the traffic management signage.
• Lyttelton Street between Sparks Road and Mountfort Street will be one-way south only.
• Some bus-stops will be relocated and signposted but please allow extra time to find your stop. Visit metroinfo.co.nz or phone 366 8855 for information.
This City Care work package will include wastewater, stormwater and roading repairs. Read the works notice for details and map. http://strongerchristchurch.govt.nz/work/activity/2249

Madras Street, central city, traffic closure for one month from Monday 19 November

A road closure on Madras St, which is one-way north, between Tuam and Lichfield, will be in place from Monday 19 November for a month. This block runs past the CBD bar and NG.

SCIRT delivery team Fletcher Construction is repairing the brick barrel stormwater pipe. Detours are in place and can be viewed on the works notice. http://strongerchristchurch.govt.nz/work/activity/2251

Avondale bridge long-term traffic closure New Year, open day Saturday 24 November

SCIRT delivery team McConnell Dowell has organised an open day at the Avondale bridge on Saturday, 24 November. The bridge will be closed to road traffic from 14 January for eight months.

The bridge is one of nine road bridges across the Avon River/ Otakaro in the east of Christchurch, which are being repaired or rebuilt as a result of earthquake damage. The bridges start at Fitzgerald Avenue and follow the Avon to the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/ Ihutai at Bridge Street, South Brighton.

• The open day is for people to find out more about the work to the bridge and traffic management. It will run from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, 24 November. If it is wet, it will move to All Saints Church, 305 New Brighton Road.
• Local residents are getting information in their letterboxes.
Currently, a temporary shingle path is being built out into the river to allow heavy machinery access. The bridge will stay open to traffic while this work is going on. At times there will be stop/go traffic management when a crane is needed to lower material over the side, which will take up one lane.

During the works, pedestrians, people with buggies, mobility scooter drivers, cyclists will be able to cross using a temporary pedestrian bridge which will join the existing bridge and bank.

Traffic coming into Avondale via New Brighton Road will be detoured to the next bridge east, Anzac Drive, then onto Wainoni Road and back into Avondale.

Leading into Christmas this year, the bridge caps or centre piles will be repaired.

Both abutment ends of the bridge will be replaced, starting on the southern/Avondale side from the New Year. The bridge will be temporarily supported while the existing abutment is demolished.

The work involves significant relocation of existing services, including high voltage power and fibre-optic cables.

Read the earlier web story on Avondale bridge investigations. http://strongerchristchurch.govt.nz/article/investigations-under-avondale-bridge-needed-for-bridge-repair-design

Wairakei Road - Strowan/ Bryndwr/ Papanui - expect delays
SCIRT delivery team Fletcher Construction will be re-lining wastewater pipes along Wairakei Road, using a spiral plastic or cured-in-place fibreglass insert, starting Wednesday 21 November.

During the relining of lateral pipes (to property boundaries) from 21 November:
• A road shoulder closure will be in place as work progresses along Wairakei Rd. Sections of the footpath will be closed, but pedestrians will have access.

During the main pipe spiral-lining work from 26 November:
• Two-way traffic will be maintained but the road will be narrowed.
• The work will be in the centre of the road so road users will not be able to cross over the middle.
• Turning restrictions will be in place at the Chislehurst Place, Idris, Ilam, Blighs, and Aorangi Road intersections with Wairakei Road.
• A 30kph safety speed restriction will be in place, so road users should expect delays.

A traffic island will be removed at night, starting 20 November over three days.
Two-way traffic will be maintained with a stop-go system in place.

Further details on the SCIRT website next week. http://strongerchristchurch.govt.nz/work/activity

South Brighton’s bridge: holiday period to two-way traffic but no change otherwise
Two-way traffic will be allowed on South Brighton’s Bridge Street bridge during the Christmas period Friday, 21 December 2012 through to Tuesday, 15 January 2013. The two-way system will be able to occur safely through this period as the work site will be fully closed down, and most of the plant and machinery will be removed from the bridge-deck.

However, the review of the decision to restrict the bridge to one-way, west-only traffic seven days a week by SCIRT and Fulton Hogan has reconfirmed the original traffic management. This means there will be no change to the one-way, west only access (outside the holiday shut-down period outlined above) while the bridge is being reconstructed at its abutments. For details read the story on the SCIRT website. http://strongerchristchurch.govt.nz/article/south-brighton-bridge-one-lane-stays-closed-for-the-next-year

Media: if you need to quote any of this, please quote it back to Duncan Gibb, SCIRT General Manager.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Parliament Kicks Off: Carter Re-Elected Speaker

The 51st Parliament held its commission opening today with MPs sworn in and David Carter elected Speaker.

The day began at 11am with the three Royal Commissioners – the Chief Justice, the Court of Appeal President, and the Chief High Court Judge – declaring the new Parliament open.

After the Commissioners left the Chamber the swearing in of MPs took place in alphabetical order. Unlike some previous openings all MPs managed to swear on the bible or affirm their oath without any hiccups... More>>

 

Labour: Review Team Named, Leadership Campaign Starts

Labour’s New Zealand Council has appointed Bryan Gould as Convenor of its post-General Election Review. He will be joined on the Review Team by Hon Margaret Wilson, Stacey Morrison and Brian Corban.

ALSO:


Roy Morgan Poll: National Slips, Labour Hits Lows

The first New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll since the NZ Election shows National 43.5% (down 3.54% since the September 20 Election). This isn’t unusual, National support has dropped after each of John Key’s Election victories... However, support for the main opposition Labour Party has crashed to 22.5% (down 2.63% and the lowest support for Labour since the 1914 NZ Election as United Labour). More>>

ALSO:

In On First Round: New Zealand Wins Security Council Seat

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed New Zealand securing a place on the United Nations Security Council for the 2015-16 term. More>>

ALSO:

TPP Leak: Intellectual Property Text Confirms Risk - Jane Kelsey

The US is continuing its assault on generic medicines through numerous proposed changes to patent laws. ‘These are bound to impact on Pharmac if they are accepted’, according to Professor Kelsey... Copyright is another area of ongoing sensitivity... More>>

ALSO:

RMA: Smith Plans Reform To Ease Urban Development

Newly appointed Environment Minister Nick Smith has announced Resource Management Act reform to foster urban development, where high land prices and expensive resource consents are blocking efforts to provide affordable housing. More>>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On New Zealand getting involved (again) in other people's wars

Apparently, the Key government is still pondering how New Zealand will contribute to the fight against Islamic State. Long may it ponder, given the lack of consensus among our allies as to how to fight IS, where to fight it (Syria, Iraq, or both?) and with whose ground troops, pray tell? More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On child poverty, and David Shearer’s latest outburst

The politicisation of (a) the public service and (b) the operations of the Official Information Act have been highlighted by the policy advice package on child poverty that RNZ’s resolute political editor Brent Edwards has finally prised out of the Ministry of Social Development. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On the government’s review of security laws

So the Key government is about to launch a four week review of the ability of our existing legislation to deal with “suspected and returning foreign terrorist fighters, and other violent extremists.”

According to its terms of reference, the review will consider whether the SIS, GCSB and Police are sufficiently able right now to (a) investigate and monitor suspected and returning foreign terrorist fighters… More>>

ALSO:

Labour Davids: Lisa Owen Interviews David Shearer

David Shearer still mulling whether to stand for Labour leadership but says his family doesn’t think it’s a good idea. Declares that it will be “incredibly divisive” for the Labour caucus if David Cunliffe returns to the role of leader. More>>

ALSO:

Taser Use & False Evidence: Timaru Officers "Failed To Follow Good Policing Practice"

The Authority found that even if Mr Reuben’s contact with the officer was deliberate it amounted to only a minor assault. While it found the use of the OC spray was justified, the use of the Taser was not a proportionate response... More>>

ALSO:

Little Surprise: Andrew Little To Contest Labour Leadership

I have decided to contest the Labour Party leadership. There are three immediate issues to deal with: creating greater cohesion across the caucus, rebuilding the relationship between caucus and the Party and, most importantly getting the process under way to listen to the voters who have abandoned us... More>>

ALSO:

Two Fewer Votes In Recount: "Positive Result" - Harawira

When I applied for a recount of the votes from the Tai Tokerau election, I made it clear that this application was not aimed at overturning the election result, but ensuring that all votes cast by Maori were treated with due respect, regardless of whether those votes are for Labour, Maori Party or MANA. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news