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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 25 May 2015)

Current Roadworks and Closures

Raven Quay, Kaiapoi - Raven Quay between Black Street and Rich Street will be closed from 7 am Monday 25 May 2015 to 6 pm Friday 3 July 2015 24 hours inclusive to carry out earthquake repair work. Access to the Kaiapoi Borough School will be via Hilton Street. The road may be opened earlier if work is completed.

Townsend Road, Rangiora - Due to the location of the next stage of the sewer main upgrade work in South Belt, Townsend Road will be closed between South Belt and Fernside Road from Monday 11 May 2015 until Wednesday 3 June 2015. View detour map and traffic impacts (pdf, 237 kB).

Peraki Street, Kaiapoi - The northbound lane of Peraki Street between Fuller Street and Ohoka Road is closed to all traffic from Thursday 7 May 2015 until the end of June 2015. Detours are in place.  

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. South Belt reopened to two-way traffic between King Street and Martyn Street on Tuesday 12 May 2015. 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 Monday 25 May 2015 to allow for earthquake repairs. Entry will be available for residents. 

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.

Ashley Street - River Road, Rangiora - New wastewater pipelines are to be installed from Monday 4 May 2015 to Monday 15 June 2015. Work will start with site investigations and will progress to working in the road within the first week. Traffic Management will be in place - please take care when driving through this site.

Charles Street, Smith Street and Sewell Street - footpath closed, pedestrians will be escorted from 7 am 19 May 2015 for one week.

Upcoming Roadworks and Closures

West Belt/High Street, Rangiora - All right-turn movements from High Street and Oxford Road into West Belt will be prohibited from 7.30 am Tuesday 2 June 2015 until 6 pm Friday 5 June 2015 to allow sufficient space to construct the central island of the roundabout installation.

Old Waimakariri Bridge - Night works, between 7 pm and 5.30 am, will be happening from Sunday 14 June 2015 for approximately three weeks for joint installation. The bridge will be open during the day.

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. 

The gates around this red zoned land have recently been removed as the contract expired with the contractor. New barriers will be installed as soon as possible by CERA. In the interim there is still no public vehicle access allowed to these areas.

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. This is an NZTA project.

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 May 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.


Burnt Hill and Warren Road fords are closed.

South Island Highway Information

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

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