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 5 October 2015)
Current Roadworks and Closures
Petries Road, Woodend - Petries Road from Gladstone Road to No. 28 Petries Road will be closed from 7 am Thursday 1 October 2015 to 5 pm Monday 30 November 2015 to install services to Copper Beech subdivision.
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
Various Streets in Pegasus - The following streets will be closed from 8 am to 1 pm Sunday 11 October 2015 to allow the running of the 2015 Hellers Pegasus Fun Run/Walk: Pegasus Main Street from Barnes Street to Lakeside Drive, Winsloe Street from Tiroki Street to Pegasus Main Street, Lakeside Drive from Pegasus Main Street to Tiritiri Moana Drive, Tiritiri Moana Drive from Lakeside Drive to Beach Access Road, Te Kohanga Drive at The Esplanade. This will include road closures of Motu Quay and the Beach Access Road. Roads will be opened up progressively after the last runner has passed the road closure point.
Raven Quay Kaiapoi - Raven Quay between Williams and the Kaiapoi Club Entrance will be closed for one Night between Monday 12 October 2015 and Friday 16 October 2015 from 7 pm - 6 am.
Durham Street Rangiora - Durham Street from High Street to pedestrian crossing behind Paper Plus will be closed from 6 am Monday 12 October 2015 - 6 pm Friday 16 October 2015 for the installing of a new sewer main.
Cones Road Rangiora - Cones Road between Millton Avenue and River Road will be closed from 7 am Wednesday 14 October 2015 - 6 pm Thursday 15 October 2015 to allow the intersection to be have the hot mix laid.
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.
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.
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.
South Island Highway Information
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