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.
(Page updated 30 March 2015)
Current Road Closures
Albert Street, Rangiora - Albert Street from High Street to Burt Street will be closed from 9 am Monday 16 March 2015 to 6 pm Friday 17 April 2015 to allow intersection improvements to be carried out.
Ivory Street, Rangiora - Ivory Street between Northbrook Road and Buckham Street is being upgraded from Monday 16 March 2015 to Wednesday 1 April 2015. Northbound traffic will be diverted into Victoria Street for the duration of the works. Southbound traffic will continue to use Ivory Street.
Red Lion Corner, Rangiora - The intersection of Ashley, Ivory and High Streets is being realigned. There are lane closures, detours and turning restrictions in place until mid-April 2015. The temporary bus stop on Ashley Street will be moved from 6 pm Tuesday 17 March 2015 to north of Blackett Street outside the Central Physiotherapy Clinic at 36 Ashley Street. There will also be night work road closures between 8 pm and 6 am at the Ashley Street/Ivory Street/High Street intersection in the week beginning 23 March 2015, and at the High Street/Albert Street/Cone Street intersections from the week beginning 14 April 2015 for new road surfacing to be laid. View the lane closure and detour map and information from 16 March (pdf, 309 kB). For more details about this project, see our Red Lion Corner Project page.
South Belt, Rangiora - We are upgrading the sewer main on South Belt, between Rowse Street and Townsend Road, from Monday 16 February 2015 until approximately early April 2015. South Belt between Pentecost Road and Martyn Street will be one way eastbound. A detour will be in place for traffic travelling west along South Belt via Bush Street. Read the information notice (pdf, 357 kB) for further details and detour map.
Hilton Street, Kaiapoi - Hilton Street from Black Street to Rich Street will be closed from 7 am Sunday 1 March 2015 until 5 pm 25 May 2015 to allow for earthquake repairs. Entry will be available for residents.
Island Road, Kaiapoi - Island Road from Adderley Terrace to Silverstream Boulevard will be closed to all traffic from Monday 3 November 2014 until Monday 30 March 2015, and Island Road from Silverstream Boulevard to Giles Road will be closed until Monday 18 May 2015 to allow for the installation of services, kerb and channel and pavement reconstruction to be carried out. View the detour route.
Beach Grove Subdivision - Tapauta Street and part of Bishop Street (Stage 1D) will be closed from 8 am Monday 13 October 2014 until 6 pm Tuesday 30 June 2015 24 hours inclusive for building works. Entry will be available for deliveries only.
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 Road Closures
Bay Road, Oxford - Bay Road, between No. 12 and No. 70, will be closed between 7 am and 2 pm on Saturday 4 April 2015 for the Oxford A and P Annual Show.
Cosgrove Road, Kaiapoi - Cosgrove Road will be closed between Island Road and Sneyd Street from 7 am Tuesday 7 April 2015 until 5 pm Friday 17 April 2015 to allow for the installation of new stormwater infrastructure across the Cosgrove Road/Island Road intersection. View the detour route and more details (pdf, 39 kB).
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.
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.
Pines Beach Earthquake Repairs - Permanent repairs to the road and associated drainage will be undertaken to the damaged sections of road in Pines Beach. Measures will also be introduced to reinforce the low speed environment. These include a new roundabout at the Beach Road/Dunns Avenue intersection, additional speed humps, road narrowings and a pair of speed 'threshold' signs on Beach Road. A footpath will be constructed through Featherstone Reserve to link Pines Beach and Kairaki. Isaac Construction will carry out the works from early February to late April 2015.
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.
Pedestrian Refuge Installation - High Street at Stephens Street - The Council is proposing to install a pedestrian refuge island on High Street, at the intersection of Stephens Street. We have reviewed the site, and determined that outside No. 413 High Street is a suitable location.
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