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Road Closures and Notices

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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.

Road Closures

(Page updated 28 July 2014)

The following roads are currently closed:

Whites Road Bridge - The bridge on Whites Road has suffered flood damage but has now re-opened temporarily after strengthening of the structure, to allow a single lane of light vehicles with a maximum laden weight of 10 tonne to cross at a maximum speed of 10 kmph. Trucks will be detoured to Bradleys Road. Construction of a new bridge will commence after the Jacksons Road bridge has been finished. It is anticipated Whites Road will be reopened by the end of August.

Jacksons Road Bridge - The bridge suffered damage to abutments in the 10 June flood which will necessitate the building of a new bridge. NZTA has approved emergency funding for the new bridge. Design work has been finalised and construction is due to start. It is anticipated Jacksons Road will be reopened about mid-August.

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

The following roads are to be temporarily closed:

Terrace Road, Ashley Road, Glews Road and Bennetts Road, Cust - The following roads will be temporarily closed between 9 am and 3.30 pm on Sunday 3 August 2014 for the Cust Rally Sprint: Terrace Road between Elliots Road and Tippings Road, Ashley Road between Tippings Road and Glews Road, Glews Road from Ashley to Bennetts Road Corner. Marshals will be in place at intersections to enable controlled access to private residences.

Christchurch Road Closures

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

Roading Notices

West Belt/High Street Intersection - There will be disruption to traffic 28, 29 and 30 July on the corner of High Street and West Belt as the sewer is laid across High Street. All traffic travelling down High Street towards Rangiora will be diverted north up West Belt to Blackett Street. All traffic travelling south on West Belt will be diverted down Blackett Street back onto High Street. All detour routes will be signed.

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.

Intersection Improvement Works East Belt/High Street/Kippenberger Ave, Rangiora - Sicon Ferguson Ltd started work on the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Kippenberger Avenue/High Street/East Belt on Monday 12 May 2014. The project is expected to be complete by the end of August 2014. Hours of work will typically be 7 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday. There may be times when turning movements in/out of East Belt will be restricted.

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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