New cycleways needing repairs

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Nov 29, 2022 |

Photo: Christchurch City Council

A short section of Ilam Road will be closed for a week as part of the cycleway is repaired.

For the contractor to finish the work as quickly as possible, the road near the intersections of Kirkwood and Rountree Avenues will be shut to traffic from Saturday 3 to Sunday 11 December.

“During the cycleway resurfacing works that were completed earlier this year, the road wasn’t showing signs of failure. Since then we have we found significant cracking in an area from 71 Ilam Road for around 80 metres south to the paved threshold near the Kirkwood Avenue intersection. This has worsened over time with the volume of daily traffic, including buses and trucks,” Transport Planning and Delivery Manager Jacob Bradbury says.

“We carried out tests and discovered there wasn’t enough gravel beneath the asphalt so we need to remediate that.”

Traffic detours will be in place, while pedestrian and cycle access will be maintained through the closure.

“We know it’s not ideal having to come back to do repairs in a short space of time so we really want to thank residents and those at the University of Canterbury for their patience,” Mr Bradbury says.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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