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Road Closures and Notices


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 19 November 2014)

The following roads are currently closed:

Moore Street, Kaiapoi - Moore Street between Shiels Place and Feldwick Drive will be closed in stages from 8 am Monday 17 November to 4 pm Tuesday 23 December 2014 to allow for the renewal of the sewer service main.

Stalkers Road, Woodend Beach - Stalkers Road from the north side of No. 16 to the south side of No. 20 will be closed from 10 am Wednesday 12 November 2014 to 5 pm Wednesday 3 December 2014 24 hours inclusive to repair a sewer main. Entry available for residents only.

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. View the Island Road closure detour map (pdf, 139 kB).

Black Street, Kaiapoi, Lane Closure - Black Street from Fuller Street to Raven Quay will be one-way north bound from Wednesday 22 October to Sunday 30 November 2014 to allow for completion of the new road construction.

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.

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, 200 kB). For more details about this project, see our Red Lion Corner Project page.

Hilton Street, Kaiapoi - Hilton Street from Black Street to Rich Street is be closed from 7 am Tuesday 27 May 2014 to 5 pm Thursday 15 January 2015 24 hours inclusive to carry out earthquake repair work. (This is an extension of the original closure.)

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. 

The following roads are to be temporarily closed:

Waimakariri District Council are currently undertaking a Watermain Upgrade down Ivory Street. From 7 am Monday  24 November to 5pm Tuesday 25 November the section of the upgrade in front of Countdown will require a lane closure to the north bound traffic, to create a sufficient safety barrier between the work site and the traffic. The Southern bound traffic will be pushed west due to extent of the works being carried out in front of Countdown, with the Northbound traffic coming down Percival Street being detoured up Victoria Street and up Queen Street. There will be a right turn out of Buckham Street only.

This will not affect the public’s accessibility to Rangiora Eastern Countdown on Ivory Street with the northern entrance being open at all times throughout the two day detour. With a close of the southern entrance on the 25th of November. 

Council apologies if this is to cause any inconvenience to the public and would appreciate your patience during this period.

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

Parnhams Drain and Culvert Upgrade, Northern Motorway, Kaiapoi - Parnhams Drain beside the Northern Motorway in Kaiapoi will be widened to enable it to convey more stormwater. Work is programmed to start on 19 November 2014, with an expected completion date of 19 December 2014. During this time there will be traffic management on the Northern Motorway.

Rangiora-Woodend Road Stock Underpass - A stock underpass is being constructed on Rangiora-Woodend Road, about 50 metres east of Kippenberger Ave. Work starts 25 September 2014 and is due to be completed by 9 January 2015. During this time there will be speed restrictions and lane movements.

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.

West Belt Oxford Road Intersection Improvement - We have now completed the design of the roundabout and we will shortly be seeking tenders the construction work. The outline design is attached.

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.

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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