McCormacks Bay/ Main Road intersection closer to causeway
McCormacks Bay/ Main Road intersection now closer to causeway, one-way traffic opening today
The new McCormacks Bay Road / Main Road intersection opened to one-way traffic today (Thursday, 17 July).
The intersection is only open to eastbound traffic initially, towards Redcliffs, due to wastewater works by SCIRT’s Fulton Hogan crews along McCormacks Bay Road.
The intersection has been realigned approximately 80 metres east of the old intersection to provide better separation between McCormacks Bay Road and Mt Pleasant Road.
improvements to the intersection will include:
· The give-way sign on McCormacks Bay Road intersection will be replaced by a stop sign to improve safety for cyclists on Main Road.
· A raised centre island will be installed on McCormacks Bay Road to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians.
· Two turning lanes will be provided on McCormacks Bay Road to enable left and right turning drivers to queue independently.
Fulton Hogan is also working to turn the old intersection into a ‘park and ride’ area, which will also provide helpful car parking for the Mt Pleasant Farmers Market and people using the Coastal Pathway on the causeway.
The work on the intersection is part of Fulton Hogan’s Main Road three-laning project for the Christchurch City Council. Works include earthquake repairs and the addition of a second city-bound lane on Main Road from McCormacks Bay Road through to the Ferrymead Bridge project as well as improvements to intersections, cycle, pedestrian and public transport facilities.