Infrastructure upgrades  |  8 Nov 2022

A section of Cranford Street south of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) will be upgraded with new median islands, a footpath and kerb and channel.

It will be the final stage of work in this area of Cranford Street.

“This part of the Christchurch Northern Corridor crosses some particularly soft ground adjacent to the Dudley Creek diversion,” says Christchurch City Council Planning and Delivery Manager Jacob Bradbury.

“We expected there would be some settlement over time so we have waited to do this final stage of work until it settled down.”

Work is expected to begin on Monday 14 November and will take around three weeks to complete. One traffic lane on the east side of the road will be closed and a 30km speed limit will be in place.

To help with traffic movement work will shift to opposite sides of the road to cater for morning and evening peak traffic.

The more disruptive work involving removal and relevelling of the existing road surface, sealing and line marking will be done at night when there are fewer vehicles on the road. This work is scheduled from 8pm to 6am from Sunday 4 December to Tuesday 6 December. The road will close during these times and detours will be in place.

The work is funded through a cost sharing agreement which is in place through the CNC Alliance – Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Christchurch City Council, Fulton Hogan, Aurecon and Jacobs.