|Our Environment: St Albans Update 1999|
Bid to improve North city traffic flow
A major transportation study, aimed at freeing up traffic congestion in the north of Christchurch, is underway.
Jointly managed by the City Council, Transit New Zealand, Waimakariri District Council and the Canterbury Regional Council, the study covers an area generally bounded by the Waimakiriri River, Johns Road, Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui Road, Bealey Avenue and Marshland Road. The St Albans Neighbourhood Plan area is included.
The search for solutions follows the abandonment of the proposed northern arterial in 1994, population and economic growth, and greater travel demands in and through the north of Christchurch.
The key aim of this study is to identify a shortlist of up to five roading improvement strategies to meet traffic needs in northern Christchurch over the next 25 years. Each strategy may consist of several complementary projects throughout the study area. It is intended that these shortlisted strategies will be assessed in further detail immediately after this study.
Current work is focused on identifying potential roading strategies for initial assessment. Further public consultation, including public meetings, will be held during March 2000, when results of the study to that point will be presented for comment and discussion.
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