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Major road works on SH1 Russley Road – expect delays

Major road works will be carried out on the Russley Road/ Memorial Ave temporary roundabout this month, as work on the $112 million Russley Road Upgrade continues.

Lane closures and other traffic management will be in place from 7pm, Friday January 20 until 6am, Monday January 23 to allow contractors to reconstruct the road through the intersection. 

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists to expect delays and allow an extra 20 minutes travel time.

'Traffic will be closely monitored to try to reduce delays however people should plan ahead and allow extra travel time, especially if they are heading to Christchurch International Airport,' acting Transport Agency Highway Manager Colin MacKay says.

'Motorists are reminded to keep to the speed limit and drive with extra care and attention while these changes are in place.'

The planned works are weather dependent and may be postponed until the following weekend if necessary.

The Russley Road (SH1) Upgrade is a key part of the Government’s $900 million Christchurch Motorways programme. It involves upgrading Russley Road (SH1) to a four-lane highway and the construction of a major interchange at the Russley Road/Memorial Avenue intersection that includes a gateway arch designed to welcome travellers to Christchurch city.

Work is progressing well and the project is on track to be finished in 2018. 

For more information go to: www.nzta.govt.nz/russley-road(external link)

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