Temporary road closures

Temporary road closures can be caused by:

  • works such as construction, utility repairs, excavations, road resurfacing
  • events such as road races, street parties, or parades

Road closures for road works

To apply for a temporary road closure, or to work out which type of temporary road closure you need, please contact a Traffic Management provider to assist you.

Road closures for events

We do not guarantee approval of any application for a temporary road closure for an event.

Advertising and Signage

All temporary road closures must be advertised in advance, and pre-works signage warning the public of the proposed road closure is required.

Temporary use of legal road

Charges apply for the temporary use of legal road, such as when fences and hoardings need to occupy public roads and footpaths.

Working on the Legal Road

All work on the road reserve, road closures and traffic or parking restrictions must be approved by the Christchurch City Council prior to the work or closure.