Flooding damage to houses in the Flockton Basin area in early March would probably have been avoided if floor levels were nearly half a metre higher. Continue reading
The City Council may ask Christchurch MPs to take a Private Members Bill to Parliament in a bid to speed up protection work for the area known as the Flockton Basin.
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.
SCIRT is repairing two sections of storm water drains in Edgeware Road next week, outside Peter Timbs shop and then in Dover Street.
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.
SCIRT will begin repairing the stormwater and roading in Edgeware Road around the intersection with Sherborne and Cranford streets from November 17.
Some businesses/residences in Cranford Street will lose their frontages to the proposed four laning highway, according to a CCC letter being sent out to St Albans residents.
Don’t try heading south along Hills Road for the next month, it is down to one lane and it’s limited to northbound traffic. Detours will be in place for anyone heading south.
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.
Most of Cranford Street is likely to be rezoned business/commercial due to the proposed four laning of part of the street.
Ultrafast broadband will be available in parts of St Albans over the next year.