When vehicles larger than a family car travel through floodwaters in Christchurch they create waves and the water flows into houses. It will be a while before CCC can get around to fixing the problem in Flockton Street caused by the sinking of the land. Maybe two years.
One of our readers has come up with this idea, as a temporary measure, to bring attention to the problem. You can see this in the photoshopped image to the right.
Is it enough to remind drivers of their impact? Should it be another colour? What do you think? Comment below.
Francis Street, Warrington St and the Flockton Street area were among those worst hit in the ’100 year storm’ that hit Christchurch and Canterbury on March 4 and 5. The Press ran this item on Francis Street. Continue reading →
Householders identified at being at risk of increased flooding vulnerability as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes will be sent individual letters to inform them of their status of their land claim in the New Year but will be largely responsible for their own protection following cash settlement that will follow when the process is completed.
The Christchurch City Council is looking for appropriate names for the planned 13 cycleways to crisscross the city. Coming up with a name could win you a new bicycle early in the new year. One of the planned routes heads north through St Albans via Trafalgar Street. To find out more visit the Future Christchurch website.
Bealey Ave, from Champion Street to the intersection with Whitmore Street, will be down to two lanes heading eastwards for six weeks while SCIRT strengthens underground pipes. Also in Whitmore Road, traffic heading southwards is likely to come across roadworks.