Category Archives: Infrastructure

Red Electrical are champions

Red Electrical, the colourful store at the corner of Innes Rd and Cranford St came up tops in the Champion Awards when they won the Infrastructure/Trades small enterprise section held recently. The company, which has only been in business for … Continue reading

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Infrastructure repairs in St Albans

Edgeware Road, between Hills Rd and Geraldine St will be one way for three months from April 26 for wastewater repairs at the Edgeware Rd/Champion St intersection. Eastbound traffic will be detoured into Edward Ave and Barbadoes St. Warrington St, … Continue reading

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City traffic forced to slow down

From March 12 traffic around the inner city is going to slow down quite considerably because of new speed limits that are being brought in and this could impact on St Albans as drivers search for faster routes to their … Continue reading

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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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