Chch Today: City travel times to come

Last updated 08:22 12/03/2014
Motorway travel time sign
TRAVEL TIMES: A sign helps motorists entering northern Christchurch.

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Q: Just wondering why the new display with travel times on it at the end of the northern motorway heading into Belfast only has times on it for heading south (airport, Hornby and so on). Why are there no travel times into town to show, say, Papanui, Merivale or Bealey Ave? Robyn Stiven

A: Sensors for real-time travel information have initially been installed along State Highway 1 and the new Christchurch southern motorway (SH76) to collect travel data. Therefore, only destinations along these two routes are being tracked. This system is being extended during the next couple of months to cover other routes, including Main North Rd/Cranford St, Memorial Ave, Main South Rd/Riccarton Rd, Ferry Rd and some links within the central city.

Once these installations are completed the information displayed on the signs will be reviewed. Christchurch Transport Operations Centre

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Morning cloud should clear for a fine day with northeasterlies and a high of 19 degrees Celsius.

Tomorrow should be fine, with northeasterlies dying out and a high of 25C before cloud returns in the evening.

Friday will be mostly cloudy with some drizzle and light winds for a high of 21C.


Astrophysicist Marcus Chown will explain life, the universe and everything tonight at the Aurora Centre. Chown is known for an entertaining style. Tickets from

London architect and jury member for Home magazine's Home of the Year 2014 award, Amanda Levete, is presenting tonight at CPIT lecture theatre DL. Listen and watch from 7pm, tickets from 09-308 2739.

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