13 Sep 2022

Night-time work to reseal parts of Lincoln Road is about to begin.

The roads are being resealed as part of a bigger project to install peak-hour bus lanes along busy Lincoln Road to improve the reliability of bus services to and from the fast-growing south-west of Christchurch.

“We are doing the resealing work at night because we want to cause the least amount of disruption,’’ says Christchurch City Council Head of Transport Lynette Ellis.

“The resealing work will start on Sunday 18 September and our contractor expects to complete it on Friday 30 September, providing the weather plays its part.

“During this time, Lincoln Road from Whiteleigh Avenue to Moorhouse Avenue will be restricted to one-way, city-bound traffic from 7pm at night until 6am in the morning. Detours will be in place so if you are traveling in the area at night, please follow the signs.

“During the day, Lincoln Road will be open to two-way traffic as normal,’’ Ms Ellis says.

“Resealing work is weather dependent, but we are hoping that weather conditions will be favourable so that we can get this job done and get out of peoples’ way.’’

As well as night work, work to remove the old road surface will be undertaken during the day. Two-way traffic will remain in place while this work is under way. New line marking will also be added to the westbound lane on Moorhouse Avenue between Selwyn Street and Lincoln Road.