Upgrade Planned for Busy Rangiora Street

Ivory Street, between Alfred Street and Buckham Street, will get a face lift soon with work planned to upgrade the road, footpaths and stormwater pipes from Monday 13 July.

Ivory Street UpgradeThe Council has been working with businesses and residents in the area, to make sure their feedback was considered in the improvement work and designs.

The work involves road widening in some areas, footpath resurfacing and replacement of the deep-dish kerb and channels.

Council’s Roading Manager Joanne McBride says the work will be a significant improvement, and the finished result will improve safety for all road users.

“We’re looking forward to completing this work, and providing a safer environment for people visiting local businesses through the area.”

Installation of the new stormwater pipes involves a road crossing trench and temporary traffic management, including a 30km/h speed limit that will be in place to ensure road users can navigate safely through the work area.

Initial work will start between Buckham Street and Queen Street, and will continue until late 2020, with a new road seal and line marking to finish the upgrade.

“There may be short delays during peak travel times. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we complete this important upgrade”, says Joanne.

Work includes:

  • New road surfacing
  • Replacement of existing deep-dish kerb and channel
  • Recessed parking bays between Buckham Street and Queen Street
  • Footpath resurfacing
  • A new pedestrian refuge outside number 81 And 78 Ivory Street
  • Installation of new stormwater pipes
  • New road markings include a central flush median between High Street and Queen Street.

Visit our website to find out more about this project and other key roading projects throughout the Waimakariri District.