Night-time closures on Durham Street

11 Jan 2018

Part of Cambridge Terrace/Durham Street will be closed for several nights next week so roading crews can put the final seal and line markings on the revamped road.

The work affects the section of Cambridge Terrace/Durham Street between Armagh Street and Tuam Street and is taking place at night, from 8pm until 6am, to minimise impacts on nearby businesses and road users.

An aerial view of Durham Street.

The revamp of Cambridge Terrace/Durham Street is scheduled to be completed in April.

The work will begin on Tuesday 16 January and is scheduled to take four nights. Detour routes and signage will be in place.

Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive Albert Brantley says once the final surface in this section of Cambridge/Durham Street is finished the traffic islands and other road features will be put in place. The other work includes paving near the Bridge of Remembrance and finishing the adjacent footpaths.

When complete, Cambridge Terrace/Durham Street will have two lanes of southbound traffic, a shared path for cyclists and pedestrians on its eastern side. The block between Lichfield and Tuam Streets will also have one northbound lane to enable easy access from the west along Tuam Street into the Retail Precinct.

Cambridge Terrace/Durham Street is planned to be completed in April 2018.

Contractor Downer is also planning a series of weekend road closures starting in February. Work will start at 8pm on Friday nights and continue all weekend until 6am on Mondays. More information will be provided once all the details have been confirmed.

Commuters are advised to check www.tfc.govt.nz(external link) for up to date information on closures or disruptions.

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