Central city  |  14 Jan 2022

Work will commence on Monday to install the remaining tram track, tram poles and overhead wires for the tram network as part of the High Street upgrade.

The bulk of the road works were completed before Christmas, including replacing sewer and stormwater pipes and laying most of the new tram tracks linking High Street and Poplar Street.

“The work will be completed during the day and overnight as some of the tasks will be quite disruptive to traffic movements. We anticipate this work will take approximately six weeks,” says Christchurch City Council Manager, Planning and Delivery Sharon O’Neill.

At the start of each week a new Start Works Notice will be released to local stakeholders detailing the works and traffic management for the following week. Installation of a new tram shelter and work outside the new Cotters building will commence once their scaffolding has been removed from the footpath.

“We are working with our contractors Fulton Hogan and Connetics to limit any disruption to pedestrians, businesses and traffic, including completing work at night when required to ensure safety of road users.

“We’d like to thank businesses and residents again for their patience while we complete the final works. The area will look fantastic when the work is finished, and will be safer for pedestrians and cyclists.”