Why did a cul de sac appear where Forfar St crosses Warrington St and will streets like Francis Ave face increased traffic instead? Cones may be gone from Cranford St. The saga of Cranford St has had many twists and turns, including one about the use of the extra lane between Innes Rd and Berwick St made after St Albans News went to print in late November, rendering the News out of date before it was delivered, so you’ll need to read the posting about the December 17 opening for an update.Some ideas for stay at home holidays (in St Albans) completes a Christmas feature. But before we get to Christmas find out what was going on in Abberley Park on the last day of October. Click on the image to the right to read the latest St Albans News.
We are about to enter the Twenties, but before we get there, here’s the last edition of St Albans News for the 2010s. It includes a small Christmas section, major changes for the residents association, council giving the green light to stage 1 of the downstream roadworks enabling motorway traffic to head through St Albans (hopefully not too many cars through side streets) into the city and news about a petition to Parliament to reduce the use of plastic in supermarkets. We managed to fit a few other items of interest in there as well. Click the image to the right to download the pdf.
Latest on Cranford St road saga: The Christchurch Northern Corridor will be opening from December 17 (with a partial opening from November 30) without a definite decision being made on the future use of the lane in the section between Innes Rd and Berwick St. The Christchurch City Council meeting decided on a three month bus trial but that will not start till next February. Councillors were told by council staff they could not make decisions about the future use of the extra lane in Cranford St because a Resource Management Act/Environment Court requirement effectively took precedence over local government powers. The new express bus service from Rangiora and Kaiapoi won’t be starting till January 11, which is after the CNC (Christchurch Northern Corridor) link to the northern motorway opens. More traffic will pour down Cranford St from December 17 but council staff say it might not be as bad as anticipated as commuters begin to take their annual leave. Note: St Albans News December issue went to press before this latest twist and turn in the Cranford St saga.