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Progress on western corridor

March 28, 2012 by


Another stage of the western corridor “motorway” development gets underway this week. This will be the section between Carmen and Marshes Rd along State Highway 1, and will result in a four lane median divided arterial road. Some of the features include: Widening Masham and Carmen Roads to become a 4-laned road with a raised median between […]

Details of flyover delayed

December 14, 2011 by


I had noticed that the 5 December date for release of further details on the Western Corridor and the Alpine/Brasilia fusion Memorial Ave flyover had been and gone, so it is no surprise that NZTA have now made an announcement saying the date has been rescheduled. There is no indication of when that date might […]

Is this the new flyover?

November 24, 2011 by


The Press claimed to have grabbed a leaked image of the Memorial Ave flyover, that NZTA claims will be an iconic structure to welcome people into the city as they depart the airport.   It looks a bit 1960’s to me, but I will keep an open mind to it. It isn’t outrageously ugly and I […]

‘Iconic’ airport flyover planned

November 23, 2011 by


As part of the Western Corridor, that forms part of the “Christchurch Motorways” Roads of National Significance (RoNS), it is proposed that a flyover be built taking Russley Rd over Memorial Ave (Russley Rd forming part of the planned western corridor motorway/expressway hybrid thingy, and Memorial Ave being the main route between the city and the airport). […]

More Motorways in the pipeline?

April 30, 2011 by


The Ministry of Transport has recently released its “Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding 2012/13 – 2021/22” and, surprise, it’s the usual roads-fest that we have come to expect with the bulk of the money being put into State Highway projects. There is clearly a lack of balance in transport spending in this country, […]