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:
Fuller Street, Kaiapoi - The railway side of Fuller Street just west of Peraki Street will have the railway side footpath and part of the road closed from Monday 27 January for about 5 weeks to allow for site works on TC3 land. A temporary lane shift will be in place to allow two lanes of traffic to operate and there will be no parking on the south side.
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.
Island Road, Kaiapoi - To allow for stormwater, sewerage and
water reticulation and Transpower developmental works to be carried out
in Island Road, Kaiapoi, the following road closures will be necessary
from Tuesday 18 February 2014. Full closure: Island Road
from its intersection with Giles Road in the south, to its intersection
with Adderley Terrace in the north, will be fully closed to all traffic
until 17 March 2014. One lane closure: Island Road from
its intersection with Giles Road in the south, to its intersection with
Adderley Terrace in the north,will be closed to northbound traffic only
from 17 March 2014 for approximately 12 weeks (until approximately 30 May 2014). Southbound traffic will still be able to use this route.
Island Road Detour Route - A detour will operate via Giles Road, Silverstream Boulevard, Hayson Drive and Butchers Road. See detour map (pdf, 175 kB).
For Island Road residents between Cosgrove Road and Audley Street: The
southern end of Island Road will be closed to all traffic – access to
Island Road properties between there and Audley Street will be via
Cosgrove Road, Sneyd Street and Audley Street. The Audley Street
intersection with Island Road will be closed to all except residential
At the intersection of Island Road with Giles Road/Cosgrove Road: Lane markings for northbound traffic on Island Road will be temporarily changed to include a right-turn lane into Cosgrove Road.
At the intersection of Island Road with Butchers Road:
A ‘give way’ sign will be installed on Island Road (northbound lane).
Traffic continuing northwards on Island Road or turning left into
Butchers Road will give way to through traffic entering the Butchers
Road detour. Lanes will be marked accordingly.
Temporary 50kmh speed limits will be imposed at various places in the area throughout the full closure and lane closure period . These will be signposted.
Right and Left Turns (signposted):
- There will be no left turn from Adderley Terrace into Island Road
- There will be no right turn from Cosgrove Road into Island Road
- There will be no left turn from Giles Road into Island Road
The following roads are to be temporarily closed:
Various Streets in Pegasus - Various streets in Pegasus will be closed on Wednesday 12 March 2014, 9.30 am to 2 pm to allow the running of the Canterbury Primary Schools Triathlon. Road closures: Pegasus Main Street from Barnes Street to Lakeside Drive, Lakeside Drive from Pegasus Main Street to Tiri Tiri Moana Street, Winsloe Street from Pegasus Main Street to Hodgkinson Street. This will affect the following roads that fall within this boundary: Arahuru Road, Chimera Street, Athena Street. The following roads will be reduced to one way traffic only: Barnes Road from Pegasus Main Street to Hodgkinson Street, Hodgkinson Street from Barnes Street to Winsloe Street.
Rinaldi Avenue, Pines Beach - Rinaldi Avenue from Dunns Avenue to Batten Grove will be closed on Thursday 13 March 2014, 7 am to Saturday 5 April 2014 5pm 24 hours inclusive to allow installation of a new sewer main.
Christchurch Road Closures
To be kept up to date with road works and closures in Christchurch, visit the Transport for Christchurch website.
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.
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.