FROM NZTA: Night Work on Northern Motorway Between Tram and Ohoka Roads Begins 7 PM Sunday

Published: 24-May-2018

Downer crews, on behalf of NZTA, will be removing some dead and dangerous trees in a shelterbelt of trees alongside the Christchurch Northern Motorway between Tram Road and Ohoka Road just west of Cumberland Place, Kaiapoi (see map).

20180524_NightWorkMapCrews will start work on Sunday night and the work will continue for two nights from 7pm to 5am.

The work will be noisy when we use chainsaws and a chipper to cut down the trees and remove them from site. We apologise for the disruption.

The public walkway alongside the trees is currently closed for safety reasons. It will remain closed while the work is taking place. Once the trees have been removed the public walkway will be opened again.

Traffic Impacts

Crews will close one lane on the Northern Motorway (southbound) as we do the work. We don’t expect that a lane closure will generate any congestion given the work is happening at night.

General Information

  • Safety is our number one priority. Safety is your responsibility too. Please stay clear of the works, stay alert and keep children and pets outside of designated work areas.
  • The work may be delayed due to weather and/or other unforeseen factors. If so, we will keep you updated.

For more information contact James Ballard on 027 687 5410. You can also email

For real-time NZTA travel information:

Name: James Ballard

Phone: 027 687 5410