We're replacing underground water pipes and installing bus priority measures from Deans Avenue to Matipo Street. The bus priority and water pipe renewal are taking place at the same time to minimise disruption to the public.
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There's a lot of work to complete both above and below the ground on Riccarton Road. The underground pipes are almost 100 years old and need replacing, and the road above has deteriorated and needs resurfacing and reshaping.
Replacing the sewer pipes
Work to replace the sewer pipes began on 1 April 2019. Read the full details of what that means on Newsline.(external link)
Everything’s still open along Riccarton Road – that’s why you’ll see lots of hoardings, plinths and signs reminding what shops are open and where to find them, and where to park.
Traffic is still moving in both directions, and parking is available via Rimu Street and Straven Road.
When the road is reconstructed, bus priority measures will be installed as Riccarton Road is one of the city's busiest bus routes. Around 3000 people board buses in Riccarton and more than 800 buses pass Westfield Riccarton each day.
You can contact Council on 03 941 8999 (0800 800 169) or RiccartonRoad@ccc.govt.nz for more information.
Or contact Fulton Hogan on 0800 ROAD FH (0800 762 334), 24 hours 7 days, for construction related queries.
Riccarton Road upgrade - Harakeke Street to Matipo Street