Low noise asphalting to start on QEII Drive
Laying the low noise asphalt on QEII Drive, between Innes Road roundabout and the Christchurch Northern Corridor motorway bridge, will get underway from Sunday night 30 January 2022 and will take about a week (until Friday night 4 February) to finish, weather permitting.
From Sunday night 13 February we will be laying the low noise asphalt on the on- and off ramps at QEII Drive and on the CNC motorway, working every night except Saturdays. This work is planned to continue all summer. Working first between QEII Drive and Styx River Bridge, then head further north on the motorway. In April/May we plan to asphalt QEII Drive east (between Main North Road and the QEII Drive motorway bridge) and Cranford Street (between the roundabout and the QEII Drive motorway bridge).
The method for this work is to start with milling the road surface so it is even, then apply a final layer of chip seal to fully waterproof the road before the low noise asphalt is applied. We will work lane by lane so in the morning the new top surface will be the low noise asphalt.
This work is being done at night to avoid creating significant congestion. This is better for traffic flows but unfortunately it will be noisy for those living nearby. We are mindful that night work is not ideal, and we apologise for disturbing you.
All the sealing work will take place overnight between 8pm and 6am, with detours and road closures signposted. Roads will be reopened during the day. As traffic management and other road work, like line marking, will still be happening in this area during the day please drive to the posted speeds and take extra care driving in this area. All asphalt work is weather and temperature dependent, dates for this work may take longer and conversely, if we have great conditions, we may be able to speed up our programme.