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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 24 April 2015)

Current Roadworks and Closures

Peraki Street, Kaiapoi - The northbound lane of Peraki Street between Fuller Street and Carew Street  is closed to all traffic from 22 April 2015 to 8 May 2015. Detours will be in place.  

Cass Street, Kaiapoi - The southbound lane of Cass Street between Smith Street and the Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre is closed to all traffic from 20 April 2015 to 1 May 2015.

Tram Road - Motorway off-ramp - Most of the pavement repairs between the motorway off-ramp and Island Road have now been completed. There is a small pavement repair closer to Island Road to be carried out from Tuesday 28 April 2015 to Friday 1 May 2015. Work will commence at 9 am and finish at 3.30 pm daily; minor delays are expected. The eastbound lane on Tram Road will be closed between 9 am and 3.30 pm for the duration of this work and this traffic will be diverted onto Island Road and then onto Ohoka Road and then onto the motorway if required.

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. Read the information notice for traffic impacts and detour map (pdf, 209 kB).

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 Silverstream Boulevard to Giles Road will be closed from Monday 3 November 2014 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 Roadworks and Closures

Anzac Day Road Closures - The following roads will be temporarily closed to all traffic during Anzac Day services on Saturday 25 April 2015:
Kaiapoi: Raven Quay from Williams Street to Black Street - 6 am to 8 am, Sewell Street from Smith Street to Davie Street, Davie Street from Sewell Street to Charles Street - 9.30 am to 11 am.
Rangiora: Victoria Street from Queen Street to High Street, High Street from Percival Street to Albert Street, Ivory Street from Collins Street to High Street, Ashley Street from High Street to Burt Street, Alfred Street from Ivory Street to alleyway at Farmers Site - 10.30 am to 1 pm.

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. 

Roading Notices

High Street, Rangiora - Work is underway to change High Street, between Ashley Street and King Street, to two-way traffic flow. The new traffic lights at the Cenotaph Corner will be switched on during the evening of Friday 17 April 2015. At this time, two-way traffic will be opened on High Street between Ashley and Victoria Streets. 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.

State Highway 1, Pegasus Roundabout - There will be speed restrictions and possible delays on State Highway 1 at the intersection of Pegasus Boulevard and State Highway 1 just north of Woodend while work is underway building a dual-lane roundabout. This work commenced late January 2015 and is expected to be completed by approximately end of May 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.

South Island Highway Information

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

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