Category Archives: Infrastructure

Bishop St wastewater main repairs

SCIRT is busy this week repairing a wastewater main at the intersection of Bishop St and Purchas St. Vehicle drivers will have to find different ways of getting around that area as there is no entry or exit at that … Continue reading

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Alternatives to double cul de sac in Trafalgar St

The Trafalgar St double cul de sac option is being revisited as Christchurch City Council staff work out alternative ways to slow traffic without cutting it off in the middle. Not all residents oppose the cul de sacs – some … Continue reading

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Caledonian Road v Colombo St cycleway

The Christchurch City Council is now promoting two options for the section of the Papanui Parallel cycleway between Bealey Avenue and Trafalgar St.

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Alternative plans for Rutland St cycleway section

Rutland St residents opposing the cycleway because of the concrete, loss of berms and trees may be interested to know that Christchurch City Council staff are beavering away drawing up alternative plans.

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Street parking reducing citywide

Christchurch City Council’s citywide cutback on street parking spaces as part of the retro-fitting of the cycleways in selected city streets could not have come at a worse time. In St Albans, like many suburbs in Christchurch, the tendency is … Continue reading

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Council foolish to sell City Care

Christchurch City Council’s plan to sell 100 per cent of its infrastructure company, City Care, is “foolish in the extreme”, says Murray Horton, convenor of the group Keep Our Assets (KOA)

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Street works till the end of the year

Barbados St between Bealey Ave and Canon St is one-way southbound for a week. Northbound traffic can use Madras St. (interesting to note that SCIRT has categorised this as a “main route.” Do they know something about transport routes in … Continue reading

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Cycleway design a ‘man made disaster’

Businesses and residents in St Albans are none too impressed with the design Christchurch City Council has come up with for the Papanui Parallel cycleway. And they told the council staff undertaking the first consultation meeting at the St Albans … Continue reading

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Planned cycleway will alter St Albans streets

Traffic lights at the Edgeware Road/ Colombo St corner and Trafalgar St is no longer a through route to Merivale because it will have a double cul-de-sac in the middle near Sheppard Place. These are two of the main changes … Continue reading

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Part of Bishop St one way

Bishop St is one-way for southbound traffic between Edgeware Rd and Canon St from 12 October for about two months. Suggested detour is Madras St. Source: SCIRT

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Edgeware Road eastbound

Edgeware Rd between Sherborne St and Bishop St is one-way eastbound for the next three months.

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Intersection partly reopened

The Edgeware Rd – Sherborne St intersection has re-opened to southbound traffic. Traffic flowing from the north will be able to travel through the Edgeware Rd-Sherborne St intersection again, easing traffic flows on this main route into the city. Works … Continue reading

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