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To improve traffic flow, traffic lights will be installed and intersection improvements will be made to keep traffic moving through Southbrook.
Traffic lights are being installed and intersection improvements
are being made to improve traffic flows through Southbrook.
As well as installing traffic lights, there is a lot of work that needs to be done underground which is going to take time. Below is an outline of what needs to be done, and are the main components of the work schedule leading up to the completion in late July/early August.
Construction will be undertaking the work. The intersection upgrade is expected
to be completed in late July/early August 2017 following some delays caused by underground service clashes, challenges working among underground services and some wet weather.
View detailed maps of the project below:
Work to be done:
All aspects of this
project will require extensive de-watering due to poor ground conditions.
How this work will affect you:
Access - there will be times during the work when
vehicle access to properties will be restricted. Access will be restored by the
end of the working day. The contractor will notify affected residents before
any access restrictions.
Thank you for your patience and co-operation while we complete this work. The contractors will do what they can to keep noise and disruption to a minimum.
Progress Update as of 10 August 2017
The week has focused on preparing the site for the
commissioning of the traffic signals. This has included the installation of the
signal detector loops, and testing of the electrical components, and CCTV
These need to be operating (without the signals)
for 48 hours continuously prior to the lights going live on Monday 14 August.
Other works on site this week has included the
completion of the road marking, raising of service covers, and the installation
of the tactile ground surface indicators (the tactile domes for the visually
Once the traffic
signals are operating from Monday 14 August, there is still some minor works
required to complete the works.
The most significant
item that is remaining is the final sealing of South Belt, east of the
intersection. This was deferred to allow the pavement to dry out sufficiently
after the sub-grade became wet. Testing has now showed that South Belt east is
now able to be sealed, and should be completed by Friday 18 August, weather
For further information please contact:
Waimakariri District Council
Phone: 0800 965 468