Work to improve a busy intersection along Cashmere Road will make it easier and safer for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
Christchurch City Council Transport Planning and Delivery Manager Lynette Ellis says work on the Cashmere Road, Hoon Hay Road and Worsleys Roads intersection will start in April and run for four months.
"We’re realigning the intersection so vehicles can cross directly from Hoon Hay Road to Worsleys Road, and installing traffic lights and pedestrian signals,” Ms Ellis says.
"This is a busy intersection with a high number of cyclists and motorists. This area is also the entrance to the Christchurch Adventure Park and the new Cashmere Estate subdivision.''
The Council has contracted HEB Construction to carry out the intersection improvements.
Upgrades on the Cashmere/Worsleys/Hoon Hay intersection will include:
“The new traffic signals will make it easier and safer for pedestrians to cross the road at this intersection,” says Ms Ellis.
“As expected with a project of this scale, there will be disruption to traffic while we reconstruct the intersection, but we’ll have traffic management and signs in place to let you know where to go.
“The Cracroft shopping centre and customer parking will remain open during construction, so keep shopping local and support your community. We know the community have been waiting some time for this project and we appreciate your patience and understanding during construction.”