Motorists: avoid Aldwins/Ferry/Ensors intersection 5/2/12
MEDIA ADVISORY - UPDATE ON EMERGENCY ROAD WORKS
Motorists are encouraged to avoid the
Aldwins / Ferry / Ensors
Emergency road works are due to
be completed by 7pm at the centre of the
Aldwins / Ferry / Ensors roads.
Lane restrictions on the
approach to the intersection have resulted in
capacity for traffic through the area and congestion while
repair works are being completed. While emergency
road works have been
undertaken today (Tuesday 5
February), traffic has continued to built up
on all the
roads in the immediate area, feeding into this
in particular the Ferry Road city bound
Christchurch City Council are asking travellers
to consider alternative
routes to avoid delays.
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