Christchurch avenues 'most reliable' routes

Last updated 11:28 24/08/2014

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Commuters should keep using Christchurch's four avenues to get around the city as road repair projects continue to cause delays.

The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (Scirt) have advised that Bealey, Fitzgerald, Deans and Moorhouse avenues are the most reliable routes for getting around the central city.

Infrastructure repair projects will be ramping up on Moorhouse Ave tomorrow though, with westbound parking restrictions between Durham and Antigua streets.

A Downer crew will be repairing fresh water pipes, taking out the road shoulder, footpath and at least one lane between Montreal and Antigua streets for about two weeks.

Scirt said motorists travelling east on Moorhouse Ave from the Lincoln Rd and Hagley Ave corner should expect delays during peak hours.

Moorhouse Ave will also be reduced to one lane for westbound drivers at night for another week.

McConnell Dowell will be continuing work to lay down pipes from Pilgram Pl to Antigua St.

Work will also begin tomorrow to replace the kerb and channel on Manchester St between Moorhouse Ave and Dundas St.

No parking will be available outside Pak 'n Save on Manchester St while the work is completed over the next two weeks.

Shoppers are advised to use Moorhouse Ave to access Pak 'n Save to avoid congestion around the work site.

Meanwhile, work to remove disused manholes on Durham St North has been postponed to Thursday. The work is now expected to be completed on September 5.

Other projects still underway in the central city this week include the replacement of lateral wastewater pipes on Hereford St, reducing it to eastbound traffic only between Oxford Tce and Colombo St.

Allen St remains westwards only towards Manchester St, while lane closures continue to affect Kilmore, Peterborough, Antigua, Barbadoes, Madras and St Asaph streets.

Outside the central city, Sumner and Redcliffs drivers will be detoured off Main Rd and onto Beachville Rd and Celia St for one week from tomorrow.

The detour is to allow testing of newly installed pressure pipes.

Bromley Rd will be closed to traffic for about two weeks from tomorrow at the Keighleys Rd intersection.

Scirt advised motorists to take extra care around Kawau Cres and Bromley School.

For more updates visit http://www.transportforchristchurch.govt.nz/

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