Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter
Send news

News tags

mental health  physical activity  earthquake  vacancies  families  public health  children  funding  poverty  health determinants  social  Community development  planning  employment  healthy cities  volunteers  newsletter  youth  volunteering  nutrition  employment opportunity  housing  alcohol and drugs  maori  community engagement  rebuilding  wellbeing  disabilities  Lectures  counselling  Training  earthquake recovery  sustainability  event  community gardens  Community  seminar  Awards  stress  Community Groups  mens health  research  arts  smokefree  culture  men  exercise  migrants  community event  education  environment  resilience  human rights  health  medical  business  sport  conferences  survey  mental wellbeing  Courses  obesity  elderly  support group  environmental health  healthy food  health promotion  violence  pacific health  resources  rebuild  women  race relations  meeting  gardens  workshop  services  leadership  forum  water  disabled  repair  transport  prevention  pacific  dance  fundraising  asian health  sexual health  inequality  cancer  support  disasters  development  mindfulness  dementia  presentation  collaboration  health in all policies  data analysis  recovery  smoking  law  drugs and alcohol  technology  safety  cycling  Sleep  policy  parenting  media  hearing  walking  land  neighbours  social justice  qualification  resilient cities  information  community connection  consultation  oral health  bullying  depression  youth empowerment  young people  activities  non-profit  charity  harm  NURSES  addiction  disease  Communication  alcohol  symposium  submission  anxiety  accessibility  Relationships  eating  economics  Advocacy  eLearning  falls  parking  energy  efficiency  heating  insulation  advice  Eating Disorders  abuse  waste  Matariki  webinar  diabetes  workplace  Film  Climate Change  solutions  urban  management  economy  plan  restoration  Report  Vulnerability  welfare  parks  learning  awareness  emergencies  legislation  injury prevention  reading  Meeting Room  conservation  language  refugees  recreation  built environment  data  venue  urban design  Food  older people  finances  suicide  heritage  gender  recycling  breastfeeding  public  identity  Nursing  submissions  Rainbow  biodiversity  campaign  promotion  Gut Health  diversity  therapy  older adults  sexuality  computing  pollution  School Holidays  Arts Therapy  providers  gambling  Maori health  Cervical cancer  screening  trauma  autism  Governance  treaty of waitangi  care  mentoring  pets  relaxation  Professional Development  pornography  exhibition  history  discrimination  vaping  equity  lockdown  grief  rural  hygiene  participation  tourism  summer  intervention  warning  podcast  science  petition  swimming  roadworks  traffic  wildlife  beaches  pools  immunisation  vaccination  brain  preparation  open day  market  evaluation  noise  music  property  testing  crafts  CALD  cultural diversity  camping  creativity  climate action  community events  road safety  library  Hornby  skills  placemaking  regenerative communities  journey  reflection  regional council  councillors  water management  emergency management  retirement  stress management  Christmas  family  festival  alcohol harm  waterways  planting  health protection  legionnaire's disease  hepatitis  heatwaves  water safety  fishing  gardening  workshops  stormwater  biosecurity  volunteer  plant and animal pest management  politics  faith  crime 

Big changes coming for busy Addington intersection

Wednesday, August 17, 2022   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: transport, roadworks, safety

Christchurch City Council Newsline: 15th August 2022

People travelling in the Addington area can expect some disruption in the coming weeks as contracting crews begin upgrading a major intersection.

They are going to be installing a raised safety platform at the busy intersection of Lincoln Road, Barrington Street and Whiteleigh Avenue to encourage people to travel through it at safer speeds.

“This intersection is used by about 50,000 vehicles a day and by many pedestrians and cyclists," says Christchurch City Council Head of Transport Lynette Ellis.

“Whether people are travelling through this intersection by car, on foot, by bike or on a bus, we want them to be able to do so safely so we are installing a raised safety platform.

“Raised safety platforms are a treatment that is increasingly being used across New Zealand to improve safety through intersections and crossings by encouraging safer speeds but this is the first time we’ve installed one at a major Christchurch intersection," Ms Ellis says.

The intersection upgrade will take about two months to complete and is part of a bigger project of work the Council is doing to install peak-hour bus lanes on Lincoln Road to improve the reliability of bus services to and from the fast-growing south-west of Christchurch.

Contractors are also replacing an ageing water main underneath Lincoln Road.

“We know that road works are disruptive, particularly for local businesses, so we have our contractors working on several projects, day and night, so that we can get out of peoples’ way sooner," Ms Ellis says.

“Because of the high volume of traffic that use the Lincoln Road, Barrington Street, Whiteleigh Avenue intersection, we are going to upgrade the intersection in three stages, beginning on Monday 22nd August.

“Our contractor will start by doing some low impact work, but from Monday 29th August we will need to put lane reductions in place so that they can safely complete relocating the underground services and building the new kerbs and footpaths.

“At the end of September we will need to fully close the intersection for three days so that the raised safety platform can be installed and the intersection approaches resurfaced. We will provide more details about this closure and the detours that will be in place closer to the time," Ms Ellis says.

“We also want people to be aware that we will be resealing parts of Lincoln Road and Moorhouse Avenue in the second half of September. This work will be done at night but it will require us to restrict traffic on Lincoln Road, between Whiteleigh Avenue and Moorhouse Avenue, to one-way city-bound only."

During the day, Lincoln Road will re-open to two-way traffic.

“If you are going to be travelling on Lincoln Road or in the Addington area over the next couple of months please be aware that you might encounter road works and factor a little extra journey time into your day," Ms Ellis says.