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Road Closures and Notices


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.

Road Closures

(Page updated 29 August 2014)

The following roads are currently closed:

Whites Road, Ohoka - Whites Road from Mill Road to Tram Road will be closed from 9.30 am Monday 25 August until 6 pm Friday 5 September 2014 24 hours inclusive to allow for the bridge to be repaired. Entry will be available for residents and deliveries only.

Fords - All fords are closed except Pesters Road, Wolffs Road, Downs Road and Warren Road. 

Hilton Street, Kaiapoi - Hilton Street from Black Street to Rich Street is be closed from 7 am Tuesday 27 May 2014 to 5 pm Friday 7 November 2014 24 hours inclusive to carry out earthquake repair work.

Part of Raven Quay, Kaiapoi and Adjacent Car Park - Raven Quay from Williams Street to just east of the car park entrance will be closed from Tuesday 11 June 2013 to Sunday 30 November 2014 to allow the installation of a new sewer, water main, kerb and channel, and the building of the new Library/Service Centre/Museum. 

Temporary Vehicle Access Restrictions - Red Zones - CERA is restricting vehicle access to certain roads in the flat land residential red zones, commencing 15 August 2014. The roads affected in Kaiapoi are: Askeaton Drive, Azalea Place, Beswick Street, Cass Street, Cassia Place, Day Place, Kirk Street, Oram Place, Palmer Place, Reay Place, Sewell Street and part of Shiels Place. You will be able to continue to use the above restricted roads for recreation, such as walking, cycling and exercising dogs.

There are still parcels of Crown-owned land where structures are yet to be removed, interim land treatment is to be completed, and maintenance work such as mowing is ongoing. Vehicle access by Council and Government contractors and staff will continue in order for those works to be completed. 

The following roads are to be temporarily closed:

Robert Coup Road and Wilsons Road intersection closed from 1 September - 14 September 2014, to allow work on a sewer installation upgrade. Detour in place for traffic heading to Robert Coup Road on Issac Wilson Road. Please see attached Map showing the detour.

Christchurch Road Closures

To be kept up to date with road works and closures in Christchurch, visit the Transport for Christchurch website.

Roading Notices

Jacksons Road Bridge is open to traffic, there is a 30 kmph speed limit until further notice. 

Earthquake Repairs and Upgrade, Featherstone Avenue, Kairaki - Earthquake repair and upgrade work is due to start at Featherstone Avenue. Stage 1 is programmed for completion in August 2014 and stage 2 will be completed later in 2014.

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.

Bridge Closures

The Cones Road (Ashley River) Bridge needs to be closed during periods of flooding due to structural problems with the piles on the bridge. When this happens the closures will be notified through the radio stations and on our Bridge Status page, and detours will be well marked.

Signage will be placed on the motorway to advise drivers to use the State Highway 1 bridge over the Ashley River when the Cones Road Bridge is closed.

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