The obligatory sod-turning for $112 million Christchurch roading project has been done and the project is on its way and due for completion in 2018.
The expansion of the Western Corridor (State Highway 1) to four lanes is one of the Government’s Roads of National Significance projects (RoNS).
The Russley Road section, from Harewood Road to Avonhead Park, is the second to last section of the Western Corridor roading project to be built. As well as the highway expansion, the roading project will also include construction of a major interchange at the Russley Road/Memorial Avenue intersection (ranked the second highest high-risk intersection in the country), as well as the construction of a gateway bridge for the city.
When completed, the Western Corridor will connect Belfast in the north and Hornby in the south, providing better access between the Christchurch International Airport and commercial and industrial hubs.