Chch Today: Drivers to avoid Durham St

ANNA PEARSON
Last updated 07:43 26/11/2013
Ferrymead supermarket
Kirk Hargreaves/Fairfax NZ

HERCULEAN TASK: A worker seals the walls on the new supermarket being built in Ferrymead.

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WEATHER

Rain continues in Christchurch today with southeasterly winds and a high of 13 degrees Celsius. 

MetService is forecasting a low of 9 degrees. The rainy weather is expected to continue for much of the week. 

There is a severe weather watch in place for the upper South Island.

Heavy rain is expected in eastern Marlborough, the Marlborough Sounds and the Nelson region west of Motueka.

TRAFFIC

Christchurch motorists are being asked to avoid Durham St particularly during morning peak times.

A new work site established near the St Asaph St intersection has caused a reduction in lanes in the area.

The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) is asking drivers to consider alternative routes such as Barbadoes St.

SCIRT expects delays at the Durham and St Asaph St site to continue for three weeks.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Q: What is happening to the Opawa/Heathcote Bridge on Brougham St?

A: The temporary bridge is being removed and the precast walls and approaches are being installed. Last weekend was the first of four planned weekend closures for the work to be done.

The bridge will be closed from 6pm Friday to 6am Monday each weekend.

The last closure is expected to be from December 13 to December 16. There is a detour down Opawa Rd, Aynsley Tce and Garlands Rd.

WHAT'S ON

Looking for ideas on how to renovate your repaired or rebuilt home? CPIT's interior design students are holding an exhibition of their ideas in the Rakaia Centre, CPIT Madras St, 9am to 6pm. Free.

The lawn bowls national singles championship is on today at the Burnside Bowling Club in Burnside Park, starting at 9am.

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