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In addition to roads, fresh water, wastewater, and storm water, we're rebuilding some other horizontal infrastructure that the people of Christchurch need in working order. These include, but are not limited to:

  • retaining walls
  • stopbanks
  • bridges
  • footbridges

If these features are damaged alongside a damaged roadway, they are likely to be rebuilt as part of the road rebuilding. For example, a footbridge running next to a roadway would be rebuilt as part of the road project.

We treat features like reservoirs as part of the fresh water system. We consider road bridges, footpaths, bikeways, berms, kerbs, and channels as part of the roadway, and they are rebuilt at the same time.

What exactly is this other infrastructure?

A retaining wall is a structural wall which is built to support land mass and structures. In Lyttelton, the numerous historic red brick (or red scoria rock) retaining walls were mostly built by prisoners.

Stopbanks are structures which prevent rivers, creeks, and estuaries from overflowing their banks onto nearby land. These are particularly important in urban areas to stop waterways from flooding properties. Suburbs around the Avon River in the inner Eastern suburbs are particularly reliant on effective stopbanks.

Work underway on other infrastructure

Starting Work Description
28 Apr 2014 Gayhurst Road - Dallington - Bridge reconstruction - Overview
23 Apr 2014 Cunningham Terrace and Bridle Path - Lyttelton - retaining wall reconstruction
22 Apr 2014 Barbadoes Street Bridge - Central City - Repair of the earthquake damaged bridge - Overview
14 Apr 2014 Maffeys Road - Mt Pleasant - hand rail construction
2 Apr 2014 Galilee Lane - Clifton - street meeting
19 Mar 2014 Sumner Road - Lyttelton - retaining wall repairs *Update*
14 Mar 2014 Celia Street and Beachville Road - Redcliffs - Wastewater - pump station and seawall repair - March 2014 *Update*
10 Mar 2014 Armagh Street - Central City - Armagh Street Bridge Site Establishment
27 Feb 2014 Brittan Terrace - Lyttelton - retaining wall rebuild *Update*
30 Jan 2014 Soleares Avenue - Mount Pleasant - Project *Update*
23 Jan 2014 Main Road - Scott Park to McCormacks Bay - Mount Pleasant - seawall *Update*
14 Jan 2014 Brittan Terrace and Park Terrace - Lyttelton - retaining wall rebuilds
6 Jan 2014 Sumner Road - Lyttelton - retaining wall repairs *Update*
13 Dec 2013 Maffeys Road - Mount Pleasant - retaining wall *Update*
10 Dec 2013 Galilee Lane - Clifton - Infrastructure repair and holiday shutdown *Update*
9 Dec 2013 McCormacks Bay Road - Redcliffs / Mount Pleasant - Rock pile removal
9 Dec 2013 Sumner Road - Lyttelton - retaining wall repairs *Update*
3 Dec 2013 Main Road - Scott Park to McCormacks Bay - Mount Pleasant - seawall *Update*
2 Dec 2013 Brittan Terrace - Lyttelton - retaining wall repairs
1 Dec 2013 Galilee Lane - Clifton - Infrastructure Repair
6 Nov 2013 Maffeys Road - Mount Pleasant - retaining wall *Update*
5 Nov 2013 Ticehurst Road - Lyttelton - retaining wall - Completion
1 Nov 2013 Main Road causeway - Mt Pleasant - Works complete
1 Nov 2013 Ticehurst Road - Lyttelton - retaining wall repairs - Street meeting
1 Nov 2013 Main Road - Scott Park to McCormacks Bay - Sumner - Replacement of damaged culverts - construction of a new seawall - road reconstruction and three laning - as well as installation of this section of the Coastal Pathway
21 Oct 2013 Soleares Avenue - Mount Pleasant - Infrastructure Repair
4 Oct 2013 London Street - Lyttelton - retaining wall - Completion
2 Oct 2013 Maffeys Road - Mount Pleasant - retaining wall *Update*
30 Sep 2013 Reserve Terrace - Lyttelton - ground service investigation
30 Sep 2013 Bridle Path / Cunningham Terrace - Lyttelton - Investigation works for a retaining wall