Roadworks to disrupt motorists

04:51, Jan 25 2013

Roadworks will cause major disruption to some of Christchurch's key routes over the next two months. 

The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (Scirt) will begin repair work in Cambridge Tce at Hereford St, and the road will become one-lane only from tomorrow.

Drivers should expect delays in Durham St for about a week. 

''The narrowing and reduction in lanes is likely to cause significant delays and a backlog of traffic, particularly at peak morning periods from Monday,'' Scirt said this afternoon. 

Saturday shoppers heading to the Re:Start mall in Cashel St should also be aware of this change.

Lane closures and turning restrictions in Bealey Ave will remain in place until the end of March.


Repair works along the middle of Bealey Ave, between Colombo and Madras streets, will result in the lanes against the tree-lined strip being closed. 

Westbound traffic will not be able to turn right into Madras St.

The middle of the Bealey Ave-Manchester St intersection will be closed, as will the Sherborne St-Bealey Ave intersection.

This means that southbound traffic in Sherborne St, heading towards the city, cannot turn right into Bealey Ave.

Similarly, westbound traffic in Bealey Ave cannot cross the intersection right into Sherborne St.

Fletcher is relining the brick barrel stormwater pipe, and night and weekend work will be involved. 

Scirt said residents would be given two days' notice before night work occured, but driveways would remain accessible.

A traffic detour in Shirley will take effect on Monday and last for two weeks. 

One block of Shirley Rd, between the traffic lights at the Warrington St-Hills Rd corner and Slater St, will become an eastbound one-way as repair work on a wastewater pipe takes place. 

One side of the street will remain open for pedestrians.

The detour, for drivers going west, will run down Slater St, on to Warden St and Hills Rd, then south to Edgeware Rd and up Barbadoes St.

There will be no right-hand turn on to Hills Rd from Warden St.

Drivers and pedestrians should expect disruptions as work continues on the Linwood Ave-Eastgate intersection. 


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