Minor Inconvenience for Ohoka Road Commuters

There will be some minor inconvenience for Kaiapoi commuters for the rest of today and tomorrow as a result of two burst water mains on Ohoka Road.

OhokaRoadTraffic management is currently in place near the Ohoka Road-Peraki Street intersection as a result of a water leak, with the trouble spot sealed off by road cones.

Speed restrictions are in place but the road remains operational as a two-lane thoroughfare.

Further work will be required tomorrow on another burst water main in the section of Ohoka Road between Willock Street and Williams Street.

This main has been shut off for now, but the work required on its repair will mean that Ohoka Road will be closed between Williams Street and Willock Street from 6am tomorrow morning.

The closure is expected to last for up to 12 hours.

As a result, westbound traffic will be diverted further up Williams Street, turning left into Carew, then left again into Peraki Street, prior to re-joining with Ohoka Road.

Commuters heading east along Ohoka Road will be diverted right into Willock Street and onto Williams Street via Vickery Street.

Bus users should check metroinfo for updates on bus diversions during the work.

It is expected that all water main work should be completed by tomorrow night.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.