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 signposted and alternative routes will be available.
The following roads are currently closed:
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.
The following roads are to be temporarily closed:
Oxford Christmas Parade - The following roads will be closed on Sunday 15 December 2013 from 12 noon to 2 pm for the Oxford Christmas Parade: Bay Road from Showgate Drive to Main Street, Main Street from Bay Road to Burnett Street and Burnett Street from Main Street to Transport Lane.
Rangiora Christmas Celebration Night - The following roads will be closed on Thursday 19 December 2013 from 4 pm to 8 pm for the Rangiora Christmas Celebration Night: High Street from Percival Street to Ashley Street, Victoria Street from High Street to Alfred Street.
Residents of the Waimakariri District are advised that our vegetation control contractor (Sicon) is to commence roadside spraying in all areas in August 2013. The chemical used is a glyphosate base (Roundup). This operation will continue, intermittently when required and weather permitting, through to April 2014.
If any resident has any legitimate concern with this operation they should contact Brendon Ryder of Sicon on (03) 311 8080 in the first instance.
Both the Cones Road (Ashley River) Bridge and the Old Waimakariri Bridge need to be closed during periods of flooding due to structural problems with the piles on both bridges. 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.