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SCIRT traffic update - week starting 1 September, 2014

Main Road Redcliffs reopens after a week of detour, 29 August, 2014

SCIRT traffic update - week starting 1 September, 2014

KEY AREAS - changing traffic management

Sumner drivers heading to the city Saturday morning: Ferry Road detour

Ferry Road will be one way (towards Sumner) for up to six hours Saturday 30 August, 6 am to midday, Rutherford St/ Palinurus Road to the Dyers/ Tunnel Road roundabout. Use Linwood Ave or the detour will be via Dyers Road and then Palinurus Road, back onto Ferry Road.

Main Road Redcliffs, reopening Friday afternoon, 29 August

Sumner/ Redcliffs drivers will be back on the Main Road through Redcliffs from this afternoon, 29 August. The newly installed pressure pipe has been tested and is fully operational. Work is now starting on replacing the gravity pipe in McCormacks Bay Road.

Soleares Ave, Mt Pleasant, reopening, McCormacks Bay Road one-way

Soleares Ave, Mt Pleasant is reopening to traffic Monday, 1 September. 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 can 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.

Mt Pleasant Road closed above Seamount Terrace

Mt Pleasant retaining wall work will begin the week of 1 September. This will close that road to traffic above Seamount Terrace. It is currently one-lane around the collapsed wall.

Antigua and St Asaph St intersection (near Hagley Park/ Christchurch Hospital)

Reduced lanes leading into and at this intersection on both these streets (location of new Metro Sports Facility). No left turn off St Asaph into Antigua St heading west.

St Asaph St, coming from Hagley Park, closed at intersection.

(From 8 September: Antigua St will be closed at the intersection half way down to Halkett St.)

Moorhouse Ave/ central city - delays

Moorhouse Ave is currently reduced to two lanes eastbound Antigua to Montreal St and also on the westbound side between Durham and Antigua St. Footpath closed also. Some delays back to the overbridge at peak hours. Take care turning from Durham St into Moorhouse on both sides of intersection.

Lyttelton Tunnel – no cars Sunday morning 31 August, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Be prepared to park and walk, scoot, cycle or skateboard through the tunnel this Sunday morning. 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. Bring a gold coin. http://strongerchristchurch.govt.nz/article/sunday-lyttelton-tunnel-party-also-for-twin-bridge-completion-horotane-valley-overpass

CBD map for this week: http://www.transportforchristchurch.govt.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/CTOC-CBD-29th-August.pdf

Check www.tfc.govt.nz for central city summaries/ travel tips.


Moorhouse Ave/ central city - delays

See notes above.

Durham St North – delays peak periods

As well as work south of Bealey Ave on manholes, there is a new week of work south of Chester St West/ outside the Court House from 1 September.

Manchester St – southbound Salisbury to Gloucester

The northbound closure on Manchester St is extending over the river to Salisbury St for roading work to the end of November.

Manchester St - Moorhouse to Dundas reduced lanes

If you are turning into Manchester St from Moorhouse Avenue, be aware there are reduced lanes. Best access into Pak ‘n Save is off Moorhouse Ave or Dundas St.

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.

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

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

St Asaph Street between Madras/ CPIT corner and Colombo St

St Asaph St has reduced lanes through this block.

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.


Aldwins Road, near Linwood College, changing traffic management, next two weeks

Traffic management has changed at the Edmond St intersection where there is a turning bay and SCIRT work in Edmond St. Aldwins Road is reduced to one lane southbound and the turning bay opposite Edmond St will be closed for a week from Wednesday, 27 August.In coming days, the work site will switch to the other side of the road and back again, so watch out for changes.

North Avon Road, Richmond, road closed

North Avon Road is closed to traffic between North Parade and Petrie St for about two weeks.

Keyes Road/ Bowhill Road, North New Brighton, intersection closed another week

This intersection is closed for another week while the roundabout is reconstructed. Drivers can take Marine Parade or Bower Avenue instead of Keyes Road. The dairy on Bowhill Road and the Frame n Copy shop on Keyes Road are open.

Worcester St, between Woodham Road and Dacre St, Linwood

This part of Worcester St is closed to traffic for three more weeks. Detours are in place.

Aranui/ Wainoni update – switched traffic direction coming on Breezes Road

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

• Breezes Road is switching direction to northbound from Wednesday, 3 September between Pages and Rowses Roads.

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

Bromley – Maces Road

Maces Road is southbound only from St Johns St to Woburn St for another week.

Mt Pleasant news – see top of page for major route changes.

Seamount Terrace, Mt Pleasant

Seamount Terrace, which has been getting a rebuilt retaining wall, is about to reopen at the Rangatira Terrace end.

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