Starting next week, 24 October, contractors will be conducting works on a section of the cycleway that goes through Ilam Field. This will necessitate closing off that section while they dig under the pathway.
Only minor disruption is expected over a two week period, and signage will be in place to detour cycles and pedestrians. As always please take care of your self and others around any construction works.
Work on the Dovedale Ave section of the Uni-Cycle Route has commenced. The existing footpath will be replaced with a 3.5m shared path which will impact the on-street parking during construction. The work is scheduled to take 8 weeks, and once this section is completed, the majority of on-street parking will remain.
Works on Ilam Fields have been delayed due to the poor weather but the final section is to be asphalted this week with some line marking and remedial landscaping work to follow.
The entrance to University Drive off Ilam Road is being prepared for a new crossing which will allow cyclists and pedestrians to travel more directly from Ilam Fields onto University Drive. Work on the western side of Ilam Road road will be completed by the end of May. Work on the eastern side will then begin to create the separated facility. All works on Ilam Road are expected to be complete at the end of June.
Work on the western side of Clyde Road is nearing completion with asphalt to be laid this week. This will provide the much needed tie in for pedestrians and cyclists to the new facility on University Drive. Work will then commence on the intersection of Clyde Road and Hinau Street.
Modifications to the intersections along the neighbourhood greenway being built between Clyde Road and Riccarton Bush are underway and will continue until the end of June.
The CCC is looking forward to opening the whole section of this route in early July and thanks everyone for their continued patience.
The CCC will utilise the mid-semester break to complete the Ilam Road/University Drive intersection of the Uni-cycle way. To facilitate this, University Drive will again operate one way only – west to east – between Ilam Road and the entrance road to Matariki.
This will take effect from 7.00am on Tuesday 18 April and remain in place until 6.00pm Friday 28 April, meaning that all vehicles using the Matariki/Okeover, ICT, Law and Clyde Road car parks will need to exit via Clyde Road during this period.
University Drive will be entirely closed between 6.00am Saturday 22 April and 7.00pm Sunday 23 April to enable relocation of three flagpoles and installation of a new pedestrian crossing.
Christchurch City Council resumes work along the Uni-Cycle route on the north side of Ilam fields today. The work is expected to take around six weeks.
Construction of the Uni-Cycle route along Ilam Road is also expected to start this week. Most of the work will be carried out at night to minimise the impact on traffic.
Please take care when travelling through these areas. Follow all on-site signage and look out for construction crews and others.
More information about the Uni-Cycle route is available at https://ccc.govt.nz/transport/cycling/major-cycle-routes/cycle-routes/uni-cycle/
From today, Monday 9 January 2017, the one-way system on University Drive (heading east towards Clyde Road) will be in place along the whole length of University Drive.
- Access to University Drive will be from Ilam Road only. There will continue to be no entry to University Drive from Clyde Road. Exit from University Drive will be via Clyde Road only.
- Access to the Okeover, ICT, Law and Clyde car parks will be via Ilam Road only. When exiting the car parks, left turn only towards Clyde Road.
- Pedestrians should follow the signed detour routes.
- Cyclists can use Arts Road or Kirkwood Ave, or follow the signed detour route as well. Do not enter University Drive from Clyde Road and cycle into oncoming traffic.
Please take extra care when travelling through the area – slow down, follow onsite signage and look out for others.
The work on University Drive is expected to be completed in early February. More information about the Uni-Cycle route is available on the Christchurch City Council website.