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.
(Page updated 19 September 2014)
The following roads are currently closed:
Lane Closure and Detour for Ashley, Ivory and High Streets, Rangiora
Work is about to start on the roading realignment for Ashley, Ivory and High Streets from late September 2014 until March 2015. During this project there will be a lane closure and detour in place.
- Southbound lane of Ashley Street to High Street
- Eastbound lane of High Street from Ashley/Ivory Street to east corner of Albert Street.
Detour: From Blackett Street roundabout, Albert Street to High Street.
- Bus stop on Ashley Street (outside CPIT Connect) will be relocated into Burt Street
- Supermarket car park remains unchanged
- CPIT, Salvation Army and Rangiora Eyecare will be available via a coned lane.
For more details about this project, see our Red Lion Corner Project page.
Allison Crescent, Kaiapoi - Allison Crescent from No. 10 to No. 20 will be closed from 7 am Monday 15 September to 6 pm Monday 29 September 2014 to carry out sewer repairs.
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.
Fords - All fords are open except Two Chain Road.
The following roads are to be temporarily closed:
No road closures are currently planned.
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.
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.
Ivory Street Upgrade (Northbrook Road to Buckham Street) - The Council is planning an upgrade of Ivory Street. The proposed work will involve full reconstruction within the roading corridor, including new kerb and channel, footpaths, grassed berms, and reconstruction and smoothing of the road pavement. The carriageway will be widened slightly to allow for the installation of cycle lanes on both sides of the road.
Proposed Roundabout - West Belt/High Street, Rangiora - The Council is planning to install a new roundabout at the intersection of West Belt and High Street. Pedestrian links will be incorporated into the roundabout design with the addition of pedestrian refuge islands on all four legs of the intersection.
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.
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.
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.
South Island Highway Information
Find out the latest conditions of South Island state highways on the NZTA website.