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Carpool lanes – January 2020

This animation shows how the Christchurch Northern Corridor carpooling lanes will operate. Carpooling or taking a bus is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than driving alone. You can cut fuel and parking costs and at the same time reduce congestion and harmful emissions. You can meet new people and create free time.

Animated fly over

This animation shows how the Christchurch Northern Corridor project will operate and what it will look like once landscaping is established. This motorway will become the main northern entrance to Ōtautahi Christchurch, an enhanced experience for all modes of transport that echoes Christchurch’s natural character of parks and gardens.

Aerial fly over

Aerial flyover – December 2019

Aerial flyover – June 2019

Aerial flyover – December 2018

Here is some drone footage of the CNC site taken just before Christmas 2018. In between the gravel you can really see the structures starting to take shape.

Aerial flyover – May 2018

The Christchurch Northern Corridor project work now extends from the Northern Motorway to Cranford Street.

Aerial flyover – October 2017

Christchurch Northern Corridor to Ka Putahi Creek and Prestons Road to Cranford Street.

How to use

How to use the Winters Road subway and onramp

This video shows how to use the Winters Road subway and onramp onto QEII Drive using the Southern Interchange roundabouts.

The central median on QEII Drive and Cranford Street

This video shows where the central median barriers will be installed on QEII Drive and Cranford Street and the benefits for using them as a proven way of reducing head-on collisions.

How to use the shared user path

This video shows how to use the shared path for pedestrians and cyclists along the new Christchurch Northern Corridor.

How to use the u-turn bays on QEII Drive and Cranford Street

This video shows how to use the u-turn bays on QEII Drive and Cranford Street.

How to use the Southern Interchange – November 2018

This video is the first in a series of animations on how to use the infrastructure on the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC). This video shows how to use the Southern Interchange at the intersection of the CNC and QEII Drive when it is finished in 2020.

How to use the Cranford Street roundabout – December 2018

This video shows how to use the roundabout being built where the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) meets Cranford Street when it is finished in 2020.

Waimakariri Bridge 3D contraflow traffic simulation – February 2019

This video shows how the contraflow on the Waimakariri Bridge will work.

Project features

Widening the Waimakariri Bridge – October 2019

Site Engineer Nickie Winter talks about how we are widening the Waimakariri Bridge to have three lanes in each direction and adding a clip-on cycleway.

Building big – April 2018

Watch the CNC team’s structures manager Eugene Beneke talk about all the bridges, subways and culverts to be built on this major project.


A day in the life of our trucks

Transport supervisor Karen Beatty tells us all the comings and goings of getting material to and from the Christchurch Northern Corridor site.


Measuring settlement with fibre optics

Project engineer Stephen Coleman talks about innovative fibre optics to measure settlement as they build the Christchurch Northern Corridor Motorway (CNC).


Dealing with the wet ground and settlement

The Zone One Engineer Reuben Saathof explains how the project team is dealing with the soft wet ground in the Marshlands/Redwood area as they build the Christchurch Northern Corridor Motorway (CNC).

Innovations

Efficiency gains with ingenious sand hopper

This innovative sand hopper was especially made for the CNC project. It lays a flat layer of sand and the fibre optics are laid safely on top of it.

Meet the CNC Alliance people

Managing the Alliance – October 2019

The CNC Project Director Edward Husband talks about what is important to make this project successful and how we are working in this area to ensure a quality project while impacting on the local community as little as possible.

Traffic management – July 2019

Traffic Manager Kirsty Powhiro talks about planning for the safety of our works and road users.

Introducing the urban design team – October 2018

Landscaping is underway on the Christchurch Northern Corridor and will continue over the next two years. This is the largest landscaping project in the South Island at the moment; when complete 600,000 plants and 442 native trees will have been planted. 

What are those things sticking out of the ground?

Site engineer Tom Belworthly explains how wick drains help the settlement happen faster on the CNC project.

Carpooling/T2/Priority transit lanes

Carpool lanes – January 2020

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