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Scheduled Road Work: SH1 Carmen Rd / Buchanans Road - starting Monday 12 September 2022

Delays: Scheduled Road Work

SH1 Carmen Rd / Buchanans Road - starting Monday 12 September 2022

Last updated
7 Sep 2022 1:21pm

What:    Works to replace median island. Day works (five days), Night works (two nights)

Where:  SH1 Carmen Rd / Buchanans Rd

When:    From Monday 12 September 2022 for one week

What we are doing

Christchurch City Council are replacing the median island following some previous works on SH1 Carmen Road. 

Traffic Impacts

Traffic management will consist of temporary speed limits, contraflows, and local detours.

Some turning movements will not be available and detours will be signposted.


The work may be delayed due to weather and/or other unforeseen factors, if you would like an update please contact the contractor, Downer, using the information to the right.

Resident Impacts

Because SH1 is a busy road some of the work will be done at night. The work will be noisy and you may notice vibrations or bright lights. These are unavoidable.

We will keep noises that are under our control to a minimum such as talking instead of shouting.

Emergency services and bus services will have access at all times.

You may need to select another route to access the state highway. Your property may be closer to the closure than our road-closed signs, so if you will be using your car after 8 pm maybe keep a copy of this notice on the dashboard to remind you.

It is impossible to cover everything in a work notice.

If you require specific information, or you think there is something we should know, please contact us using the details below.

General Information 

Safety is our number one priority. Safety is your responsibility too. Please follow the directions of our traffic management staff. Make sure you stay clear of the works, stay alert and keep children and pets outside of work areas.

If you wish to provide your email address we can update you with news about this work.


Any questions with regards to the work please email:

For real-time Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency travel information visit:

Phone: 0800 44 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)

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Thank you for your patience while we work in your area.