Chch today: Deans Ave roundabout to go

Last updated 08:03 08/04/2014
Clouds above Lake Pukaki
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VIEW: Lenticular clouds float abovw Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki.

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Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.

WEATHER

Rain today will ease in the evening and southerly winds will die away, with a high of 14 degrees Celsius.

Tomorrow will have cloudy periods and light winds for a high of 16C.

Thursday will also have cloudy periods and light winds and a high of 15C.

TRAFFIC

Police are warning drivers that there is surface flooding on West Coast Rd between Hayes and Sandy Knolls roads. The road is still open, but drivers should take care.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Q: What are the plans for the section of Deans Ave where the roundabout once was? It remains a traffic hazard! Penny Sellers

A: The proposal is to remove the roundabout and run the road straight through with a signalised pedestrian/cycle crossing just south of where the roundabout was. The project will go to tender this week with construction expected to start in 4 to 6 weeks depending on contractor availability. The project concept has been around since prior to the earthquakes. However, it could not commence until the major sewer works were completed and the necessary approvals acquired for the re-design.

Post earthquakes, the project scope changed slightly as funding was sought from the major cycleway programme to include the signalised crossing. John Mackie, transport and greenspace manager, Christchurch City Council

WHAT'S ON

Free fertility evening tonight for anyone finding it difficult to become pregnant. Fertility Associates, 249 Papanui Rd, 6pm-8pm.

The ABBA Show is on tonight with impersonators ABBAsolutely FABBAulous. Tickets from ticketek.co.nz, starts 8pm.

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