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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.

Road Closures

(Page updated 4 March 2015)

Current Road Closures

South Belt, Rangiora - We are upgrading the sewer main on South Belt, between Rowse Street and Townsend Road, from Monday 16 February 2015 until approximately early April 2015. South Belt between Pentecost Road and Martyn Street will be one way eastbound. A detour will be in place for traffic travelling west along South Belt via Bush Street. Read the information notice (pdf, 357 kB) for further details and detour map.

Ivory Street and High Street, Rangiora - We will be installing a new water main in Ivory Street from Monday 9 February 2015 until late March 2015 to provide for future growth and resilience of the Rangiora water supply. A one-way traffic system will be in place for north-bound traffic in Ivory Street between Buckham Street and High Street. A detour will be in place for southbound traffic heading out of Rangiora.
Update 27 February: Ivory Street will be open to two-way traffic from Alfred Street south from 6 pm Friday 27 February. It will still be single lane from Alfred Street to High Street. View the Project Update and Detour Map (pdf, 253 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 25 May 2015 to allow for earthquake repairs. Entry will be available for residents. 

Island Road, Kaiapoi - Island Road from Adderley Terrace to Giles Road will be closed to all traffic from Monday 3 November 2014 until 17 April 2015 to allow for the installation of services, kerb and channel and pavement reconstruction to be carried out. A detour will operate via Giles Road, Silverstream Boulevard, Hayson Drive and Butchers Road. This will be the final stage of work on Island Road.

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.

Lane Closure and Detour for Ashley, Ivory and High Streets, Rangiora  (Red Lion Corner) - Roading realignment for Ashley, Ivory and High Streets are underway. There are lane closures, detours and turning restrictions in place until March 2015. View the lane closure and detour map and information (pdf, 42 kB). Note: Cone Street will reopen for right turns into and out of High Street from 16 January 2015 on a trial basis. For more details about this project, see our Red Lion Corner Project page.

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.

Winsloe Street, Pegasus - Winsloe Street from Pegasus Main Street to Hodgkinson Road will be closed from 7 am Monday 2 March  until 5 pm Friday 13 March 2015 for installation of sewer and water trenches.  

Cones Road, Rangiora - Cones Road between River Road and Millton Avenue will be closed from 9 am Monday 2 March until 5 pm Friday 6 March 2015 to carry out realignment of the intersection for the new Ashley Bridge. View the detour map (pdf, 167 kB).

Upcoming Road Closures

Moore Street, Kaiapoi - Moore Street between Shiels Place and Feldwick Drive will be closed from 8 am Monday 9 March to 4 pm Friday 27 March 2015 to allow for the renewal of the sewer service main.

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. 

Roading Notices

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 April 2015.

Ivory Street Upgrade (Northbrook Road to Buckham Street) - The Council has awarded the contract for the upgrade of Ivory Street, between Northbrook Road and Buckham Street, to Sicon Ferguson Ltd. The 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. The project is scheduled to start on Monday 5 January 2015 and is expected to be completed by the end of March 2015. Hours of work will be between 7.30 am and 6 pm Mondays to Saturdays.

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.

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.

West Belt Oxford Road Intersection Improvement - We have now completed the design of the roundabout and the tender for the construction work has been accepted. Work is scheduled to begin in late February 2015 and be completed by the end of May 2015.

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.

South Island Highway Information

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

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