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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  27 August 2015)

Current Roadworks and Closures


Raven Quay and Black Street, Kaiapoi - Raven Quay from Rich Street to the Kaiapoi Workingmen's Club and Black Street from Raven quay to the hotel car park will be closed from 7 am Monday 24 August 2015 to 6 pm Wednesday 2 September 2015 to install thresholds. 

Lees Valley Road - Lees Valley Road is closed until further notice because of snow. 

Peraki Street, Kaiapoi - The northbound lane of Peraki Street between Hugh Street and Ohoka Road is closed to all traffic until Friday 28 August 2015 (or earlier if work is completed). 

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.

Pines Beach Residential Red Zone Streets - Clarke Avenue from Reid Memorial Avenue to cul-de-sac and Hood Avenue from Reid Memorial Avenue to Chichester Street will be closed from 7 am 1 August 2015 to 6 pm Monday 1 August 2016.

Upcoming Roadworks and Closures

Black Street, Kaiapoi - Black Street from Hilton Street to the hotel car park will be closed from 7 am Thursday 3 September 2015 to 6 pm Tuesday 8 September 2015 to install thresholds. Entry available for residents only.

Hilton Street, Kaiapoi  - Hilton Street from Black Street to Rich Street will be closed from 7 am Wednesday 9 September 2015 to 6 pm Tuesday 15 September 2015 to install thresholds. Entry available for residents only.

Temporary Vehicle Access Restrictions - Red Zones

CERA is restricting vehicle access to certain roads in the residential red zones in Kaiapoi, commencing 15 August 2014. The roads affected in Kaiapoi are: Cass Street from Hall Street to Askeaton Drive, Gray Crescent from Feldwick Street to Ilex Place, Beswick Street from Charles Street to Cass Street, Moore Street from Sheils Place to Cass Street, Oram Place from Bracebridge Street to the end, Shiels Place from No. 3 to the end, Sewell Street from Jones Street to Jollie Street, Sewell Street from Jollie Street to east end cul-de-sac, The Oaks from No. 21 to the end, Reay Place from Courtenay Drive to the end, and all of Azalea Place, Askeaton Drive, Kirk Street, Palmer Place, Cassia Place and Day Place.

You will be able to continue to use the above restricted roads for recreation, such as walking, cycling and exercising dogs.

Roading Notices

Butchers Road Footbridge - The Butchers Road footbridge is closed until further notice as it is considered unsafe in its current state. We are getting an engineering assessment carried out to determine the extent of the problem and to estimate the cost of repairs to get the bridge back into use.

High Street, Rangiora - Work is underway to change High Street, between Ashley Street and King Street, to two-way traffic flow. Two-way reconfiguration of High Street to King Street will be undertaken in stages over the coming months.

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.

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. Fords in Oxford are closed (19 June 2015).

South Island Highway Information

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

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