Central city road works ramp up

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 07:46 18/08/2014

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A number of new road repair projects will begin in central Christchurch this week, posing further challenges for motorists. 

Traffic will not be able to travel westbound through the intersection of Durham and Peterborough streets from today as work begins to decommission old manholes.

The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (Scirt) said delays should be expected.

Night works on Moorhouse Ave will affect motorists travelling towards Hagley Park from Pilgram Pl to Antigua St, restricting the road to just one lane while pipe-lining is completed over the next two weeks. 

The intersection of Colombo and Armagh streets remains closed to all traffic except drivers travelling east on Armagh St and turning north onto Colombo St.

Northbound drivers on Colombo St will be detoured at Gloucester St and around the river to Armagh St, while southbound drivers will be detoured along Cambridge Tce, Manchester and Gloucester streets. 

Scirt said traffic management would change around that part of Armagh St until mid-November.

Hereford St is also one-way for eastbound traffic between Colombo St and Oxford Tce for the next four weeks while lateral wastewater pipes are replaced.

Other streets affected by road works in the central city this week include Antigua St (northbound only between St Asaph St and Moorhouse Ave), Allen St (westbound only) and St Asaph St (lane reductions between Madras and Manchester streets). 

Work also continues on the Hospital corner between 7pm and 6am over the next few days, while lane closures remain on Kilmore St between Madras and Colombo streets for road reconstruction and storm water repairs until December. 

Outside the four avenues, the Keyes and Bowhill roads intersection in North New Brighton will be closed for three weeks from Wednesday while the roundabout is reconstructed. 

Scirt said drivers could use Marine Pde or Bower Ave instead of Keyes Rd. The dairy on Bowhill Rd and the Frame n Copy shop on Keyes Rd will remain open. 

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