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Roads may be temporarily closed for a variety of reasons. Planned road closures are normally publicly advertised well in advance to minimise disruption.

During the wet winter months many fords in the district are closed. These will be well sign-posted and alternative routes will be available.

Christchurch Road Closures

To be kept up to date with roadworks and closures in Christchurch, visit the Transport for Christchurch website. The AA Roadwatch website also has real time traffic information for Christchurch and North Canterbury.

Roadworks and Closures

(Page updated  2 July 2015)

Current Roadworks and Closures

Williams Street, Kaiapoi - City Care will be uplifting and relaying some of the pavers in the raised ramps along Williams Street, between Charles Street and Raven Quay, to remedy some slumping pavers. This work will be done at night to minimise disruption. Work is expected to start at 3 am Monday 22 June 2015 (weather dependent). There will be a stop/go operation in place while the work is being carried out. Both traffic lanes will be open by 7 am. The work is likely to take 2-3 nights to complete.

Old Waimakariri Bridge - Night works, between 7 pm and 5.30 am, will be happening from Sunday 14 June 2015 - 19 July 2015. The bridge will be open during the day.

Station Road, Rangiora - Station Road, between Lineside Road and Railway Road, will be closed from 7 am Tuesday 2 June 2015 to 5 pm Friday 10 July 2015 to allow for the installation of kerb and channel.

Raven Quay, Kaiapoi - Raven Quay between Black Street and Rich Street will be closed from 7 am Monday 25 May 2015 to 6 pm Monday 13 July 2015 24 hours inclusive to carry out earthquake repair work. Access to the Kaiapoi Borough School will be via Hilton Street. The road may be opened earlier if work is completed.

Peraki Street, Kaiapoi - The northbound lane of Peraki Street between Fuller Street and Ohoka Road is closed to all traffic from Thursday 7 May 2015 until the end of July 2015. Detours are in place.  

South Belt, Rangiora - Work has started on installation of the water main. This work will extend the work area on South Belt from Townsend Road to King Street. This extension starts on Monday 20 April 2015 and will be completed in July 2015. A progressive one-way system will be in place for eastbound traffic between Townsend Road and King Street. South Belt reopened to two-way traffic between King Street and Martyn Street on Tuesday 12 May 2015. Read the information notice for traffic impacts and detour map (pdf, 209 kB).

Gray Crescent, Kaiapoi - Gray Crescent from Feldwick Drive to Ilex Place will be closed from 8 am Monday 20 October 2014 to Thursday 31 December 2015 24 hours inclusive. This time may be extended. Authorised vehicles only.

Upcoming Roadworks and Closures

There are no road closures currently planned.

Temporary Vehicle Access Restrictions - Red Zones

CERA is restricting vehicle access to certain roads in the residential red zones in Kaiapoi, commencing 15 August 2014. The roads affected in Kaiapoi are: Cass Street from Hall Street to Askeaton Drive, Gray Crescent from Feldwick Street to Ilex Place, Beswick Street from Charles Street to Cass Street, Moore Street from Sheils Place to Cass Street, Oram Place from Bracebridge Street to the end, Shiels Place from No. 3 to the end, Sewell Street from Jones Street to Jollie Street, Sewell Street from Jollie Street to east end cul-de-sac, The Oaks from No. 21 to the end, Reay Place from Courtenay Drive to the end, and all of Azalea Place, Askeaton Drive, Kirk Street, Palmer Place, Cassia Place and Day Place.

You will be able to continue to use the above restricted roads for recreation, such as walking, cycling and exercising dogs.

Roading Notices

High Street, Rangiora - Work is underway to change High Street, between Ashley Street and King Street, to two-way traffic flow. Two-way reconfiguration of High Street to King Street will be undertaken in stages over the coming months.

West Belt/High Street Roundabout - City Care will start work on the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of West Belt and High Street on Monday 30 March 2015. Work is expected to be finished by the end of June 2015.

Ohoka Road - Work started on Monday 23 March 2015 on the installation of a new water main on Ohoka Road from Robert Coup Road to Peraki Street, and up Peraki Street to near Fuller Street. This work could involve some traffic delays. The work is scheduled to be completed by 28 August 2015.

Southbrook Road Traffic Lights - Work started on the installation of traffic lights on Southbrook Road outside McAlpines Mitre 10 and the new Pak 'n Save supermarket on Monday 16 March 2015. Keep up to date on this project on our Southbrook Road Improvements page.

New Arterial Road, Kaiapoi - A new arterial road is to be built from the intersection of Island Road/Ohoka Road, running around the western side of the Silverstream subdivision to the Butchers Road/Mill Road intersection, where it will join back onto Island Road.


Burnt Hill and Warren Road fords are closed. Fords in Oxford are closed (19 June 2015).

South Island Highway Information

Find out the latest conditions of South Island state highways on the NZTA website.

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