Ilam Fields are private grounds and for the safety of our community, the University decided to close them for any type of training or recreation during the Alert Level 4 lockdown.
While we allow persons to cross the fields (walking or running) during daily exercise, we are actively discouraging members of the University community and local residents from using the space for any other purpose.
Please do not be offended if UC Security ask you to move along – these actions allow the team to reduce the chance of community transfer of the COVID-19 virus.
To date, UC Security have had to remove a number of groups training in a number of different sports from the fields, as they are in breach of the Alert Level 4 / Lockdown rules advised by the government.
We anticipate this process to remain in place following the move to Alert Level 3 next week but will advise staff and students of any changes to this advice, as it comes to hand.
Please continue to stay safe, and look after each other.
Due to the wet weather this week, Christchurch City Council (CCC) could not seal the middle section of the Uni-Cycle path on Ilam Fields as planned – see previous update published 31 March.
CCC is currently looking into carrying out the sealing work over the weekend.
In the meantime please take care when crossing Ilam Fields.
Christchurch City Council is continuing construction work on the Uni-Cycle path on Ilam Fields.
Construction on the first section of the path, from Waimairi Road, has been completed and sealed. The middle section of the path is expected to be sealed by Wednesday (5 April) – weather dependent. In the meantime, work has started on the last section of the path between the tennis courts and Ilam Road.
Those travelling across Ilam fields should use the following routes.
- Travelling between Ilam and Dovedale
Use the route on the south side of the work site (see blue markings on the map below) – this joins up with the first section of the path that has been sealed from Waimairi Road.
- Travelling to University Hall
Use the route on the north side of the work site (see orange markings on the map below) – this joins up with the tennis courts.
Please take care when travelling through the area.
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.