Road repairs to disrupt city motorists

05:39, Nov 21 2012

Two major Christchurch roading repairs will affect motorists over the coming weeks, officials say.

As of noon today, a one-way system has been set up on a key Somerfield thoroughfare, while a portion of Madras St also has been changed.

A Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (Scirt) spokeswoman said the one-way system through the Sparks Rd and Lyttelton and Frankleigh streets roundabout meant drivers could only travel west on Frankleigh St to Sparks Rd.

Sparks Rd is closed to east-bound through traffic from Hoon Hay Rd.

Lyttelton St traffic will be south-bound only into the roundabout with Sparks Rd and Frankleigh St. 

At that point, drivers will only be able to travel west along Sparks Rd, the spokeswoman said.


Detours would be in place for people heading towards Pioneer Stadium or Barrington Shopping Centre.

''Allow extra time for your journeys,'' she said.

The first stage of this work, which includes wastewater, stormwater and roading repairs, will run until mid-December.

Meanwhile, a part of Madras St will be closed for the next two weeks.

Drivers who normally use Madras St may experience delays this week and next, the spokeswoman said.

The block between Lichfield and Tuam streets is closed and traffic from Tuam St going east has to continue to Fitzgerald Ave.

Repairs are being made on a stormwater pipe there.

The Press