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SCIRT traffic update, week starting 25 August 2014

SCIRT traffic update - week starting 25 August, 2014


TIPS: The Four Avenues - Bealey, Fitzgerald, Deans and Moorhouse are reliable routes around the city.

Moorhouse is currently reduced to two lanes eastbound Antigua to Montreal St so expect delays peak hours. Montreal St intersection is a pinch point but should be back to two lanes soon.

For north/south travel inside the city’s Four Aves, Durham St and Montreal St have less roadworks than the east side one-ways, Barbadoes and Madras.

CBD map for this week: http://www.transportforchristchurch.govt.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/CTOC-CBD-22nd-August.pdf

Central City - new work

Moorhouse Ave – three areas of work

Moorhouse Ave – Antigua to Montreal St reduced to two lanes, one cycle lane

Moorhouse Ave’s fresh water pipe is being repaired by the Downer team. The road shoulder, footpath and one lane are taken out between Antigua and Montreal Streets for about two weeks. Expect delays at peak hours travelling east on Moorhouse from Lincoln Road/ Hagley Ave corner.

Moorhouse Ave – westbound parking reduction from 25 August

From 25 August, the Downer fresh water pipe crew will set up on the south side of Moorhouse, Durham St back to Antigua. Parking will be affected in the first week.

Moorhouse Ave – one lane at night westwards drivers

Be on the lookout at night for another week of work along the south side of Moorhouse Ave. Drivers going towards Hagley Park from Pilgrim Place (between Colombo and Manchester) to Antigua St will be restricted to just one lane for McConnell Dowell’s pipe-lining at night.

Durham St – rescheduling to Thursday, 28 August to 5 September

This work, on lateral pipes and redundant manholes along Durham St North and in the Peterborough/ Durham intersection, was advertised to take place in the week starting 18 August. It has had to be rescheduled to start 28 August.

Manchester St – Pak ‘n Save customers drive in off Moorhouse

Manchester St kerb and channel is being replaced from Moorhouse Ave to Dundas St over the next two weeks. Two-way road lanes will be maintained but there will be no parking outside Pak ‘n Save on Manchester. Shoppers should drive in off Moorhouse to avoid congestion around the site.

Colombo St and Armagh St – Victoria Square, access New Regent St/ Cathedral Junction

If you are coming into New Regent St or Cathedral Junction (which runs from Gloucester St through to Worcester St, along the tram tracks), use Manchester St.

•Colombo St at Armagh (Victoria Square) is closed to all traffic except drivers going east on Armagh St who can turn left/ north into Colombo.

Victoria St – week starting Thursday, 28 August

Watch out for the crew working on laterals and CCTV (filming inside pipes) investigation work for one week from Thursday, 28 August. There will be one full evening of night work.

Central City - ongoing work

Hereford St, from the river/ Oxford Tce to Colombo St

Hereford St will, be one-way, eastbound, for three more weeks past the Ibis Hotel as lateral wastewater pipes are replaced.

Antigua St, one-way between Halkett and St Asaph St

Antigua St will be one-way, north of Halkett St. Two-way traffic will be restored to the block north of Moorhouse Friday, 22 August.

St Asaph St between Madras/ CPIT corner and Manchester – lane reductions

SCIRT’s Downer crew is repairing badly damaged laterals by trenching from the main pipe in the middle of the road to the property boundary. Lanes are reduced through this block.

Allen St, opposite CPIT, one way only - Madras Street west to Manchester St

Downer is repairing the south side laterals, hence Allen St is westwards only towards Manchester St.

Kilmore St

Kilmore St has lane closures between Madras and Colombo Streets for road reconstruction and storm water repairs, up until December.

Peterborough St

The road will be closed to through traffic between Madras and Colombo St with full access for residents and businesses. For businesses, there is one-way eastbound traffic flow, enter from Manchester St.

Madras Street (one-way north)

Madras Street is reduced to one lane in more than one place between Moorhouse and Bealey Ave. Expect delays.

Barbadoes St (one-way south)

Barbadoes St has lane closures for final road reconstruction from south of Bealey Ave/ Melrose St to the river. There is also a lane drop in the block between Cashel and Lichfield Streets.

Hagley Ave (near netball courts) and side streets - parking heads-up

Night works between 6pm and 6am, with no parking on the netball court side.

Check the Transport for Christchurch website www.tfc.govt.nz for central city summaries/ travel tips

CBD map for this week: http://www.transportforchristchurch.govt.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/CTOC-CBD-22nd-August.pdf

Outside the Four Aves

Main Road Redcliffs, closing for a week 25 August

Sumner/ Redcliffs drivers will be detoured onto Beachville Road and Celia St for one week from 25 August. The newly installed pressure pipe needs to be tested and commissioned.

Bromley Road at Keighleys Road closure

Bromley Road at the Keighleys Road intersection will be closed to traffic for about two weeks from Monday, 25 August. Please take care around Kawau Crescent and Bromley School.

Edmond St, Linwood, two week closure

Edmond St, off Aldwins Road will be closed to traffic for two weeks from Friday, 22 August. Drivers won’t be able to turn onto Edmond St from Aldwins Road, either direction.

Aldwins Road, Linwood, at Marlborough St

Marlborough St, Linwood, between Aldwins Road and Havelock St is closed to traffic for about three weeks. This has reduced Aldwins Road to one lane for up to five days, northbound side of the road. Aldwins Road will be back to two lanes northbound this weekend at Marlborough St.

North Avon Road, Richmond, two week closure coming up

North Avon Road is closed to traffic between North Parade and Petrie St as early as Wednesday 27 August, for about two weeks.

Keyes Road/ Bowhill Road, North New Brighton, intersection closed for two more weeks

This intersection is closed for two more weeks while the roundabout is reconstructed. Drivers can take Marine Parade or Bower Avenue instead of Keyes Road to get around in New Brighton. The dairy on Bowhill Road and the Frame n Copy shop on Keyes Road are open. http://strongerchristchurch.govt.nz/work/activity/5406

St Andrews Hill Road closed to uphill traffic

SCIRT’s Downer team is carrying out repairs to a retaining wall near the bottom of St Andrews Hill Road. The road will be reduced to one lane around the worksite and will be closed to uphill traffic for another week. Detours will be in place via Bridle Path Road and Mt Pleasant Road.

Beckenham – Norwood St

Norwood St is closed to through traffic between Fisher Ave and Sandwich Road for another week.

Owles Terrace, New Brighton – road closure for eight months

Owles Terrace from the Seaview Road roundabout to just south of Beresford St is closed to drivers for around eight months. Fulton Hogan will be installing a new water main, storm water main and wastewater pipe. A detour is in place along Seaview Road, Hardy and Collingwood Streets.

Worcester St, between Woodham Road and Dacre St, Linwood

This part of Worcester St is closed to traffic for around a month. Detours are in place.

Aranui/ Wainoni update – changes in traffic management coming

• Shortland St, between Wainoni and Pages Roads, is one-way east ie towards Pages.

• Breezes Road is one way southbound until Tuesday, 26 August, between Lenton St and Cuthberts Road as City Care and Fletcher Construction install the new vacuum wastewater system.

•City Care’s work from Lenton St to Rowses Road will continue until late September, maintaining the one-way on this block.

•Fletcher’s work from Rowses Road to Cuthberts Road will have traffic lights installed in two stages to enable two-way traffic.

• From 22 August to 26 August (Friday to Tuesday), the first stage of lights will be installed on Breezes Road as it approaches Cuthberts Road from the south side (Bridge St bridge roundabout/ Dyers Road).

• From 27 August (next Wednesday) to 7 September, traffic lights will also be used on the Rowses Road to Cuthberts Road section of Breezes Road extending the two-way traffic.

Bromley – Maces Road

Maces Road is southbound only from St Johns St to Woburn St for two more weeks. The north-west bound detour is either via Wickham/ Tanya and Newton Streets or Linwood Ave and St Johns St.

Upcoming work - Mt Pleasant

Soleares Ave reopening September, Mt Pleasant Road closing

Soleares Ave, Mt Pleasant will reopen to traffic soon. The goal is 1 September after ten months closure for wall stabilisation and a bridge-type build above the road.


As McCormacks Bay Road is one way, eastbound/ towards Redcliffs, drivers using Soleares Ave to leave Mt Pleasant will have to go around McCormacks Bay Road to Redcliffs and the causeway. Drivers coming onto the hill via Soleares Ave turn off Main Road onto McCormacks Bay Road. Fulton Hogan is aiming to reopen the first part of McCormacks Bay Road, near the farmers market/ community centre, to two-way traffic in the New Year.

At the same time as Soleares Ave reopens, Mt Pleasant Road retaining wall work can then begin. This will close that road to traffic near Seamount Terrace. It is currently one-lane around the collapsed wall.


Celebration 31 August Lyttelton Tunnel

Lyttelton Tunnel open to foot-power, three hours Sunday, 31 August, 9.30 am to 12.20 pm

If you are planning on visiting Lyttelton Sunday morning, 31 August, be prepared to park and walk, scoot, cycle or skateboard through the tunnel. NZTA is celebrating the road tunnel’s 50 year birthday from 1964, the new tunnel control building is complete and SCIRT’s Horotane overpass twin bridges are rebuilt and will both be open.





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