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Road Closure: Christchurch Northern Corridor QE II Drive East

Road Closures: Road Closure

Christchurch Northern Corridor QE II Drive East

Last updated
11 Mar 2019 12:37pm


The first stage of road construction is about to take place at the Innes Road intersection. 

As part of the work being undertaken, QE II Drive will be closed between Main North Road and Innes Road 

This work will take place from the 10th of March until about October 2019.

The hours of work will be 7 pm and 7 am with a 60 kph speed restriction in place for the duration of the project. 


Hills Road Upgrade

In order to complete the upgrade to the roundabout on QE II Drive East, and the associated lanes, the Hills Road intersection will need to be closed on QE II Drive. lane reductions will take place at various times throughout this programme of work. 

This work is planned to take place from April this year until approximately late September. 

A diversion will be in place which will be via Prestons Road and Marshland Road. 

Stage 2 and 3 of the roundabout construction is expected to start from October 2019. 


Night Works from March to Late September

The following night work programme is starting from Sunday, March 10th. 

These work dates are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen issues/conditions. 

Any date changes that are made will be advertised. 

  • 10 - 12 March No entry to QEII Drive eastbound. The intersection with Hills Road and Grimseys Road will be closed. 
  • 13 March QE II Drive will have an eastbound lane closure between Innes Road and Marshland Road. 
  • UPDATE: 13 March McFaddens Road will have no entry northbound from Cranford St for 2 weeks as kerb & channel work begins. A diversion will be in place via Weston Road. Traffic on McFaddens Road will be able to exit left onto Cranford St. 
  • 20 March QEII Drive will be no entry eastbound with the intersection with Hills Road and Grimseys Road closed. 
  • 21 - 25 March Innes Road will have a lane reduction at the roundabout. There will be one lane available on the left and right turn. 
  • 26 - 28 March QEII Drive will have the southbound slip lanes to Innes Road closed. Access to Innes Road will be maintained via the roundabout.
  • 31 March No entry to QEII Drive eastbound, the intersection of Hills Road and Grimseys Road will be closed. There will also be a lane reduction in place at the roundabout with a slip lane closed also. 
  • 1 April to late September The intersection of Hills Road and QE II Drive will be closed. The alternative route is via Marshland Road and Prestons Road.

 To view the NZ Transport Agencies web page on this project, please use this link