Evans Pass Road closure
Evans Pass Road will be closed during the day from Monday 2 May 2011 to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians between Sumner and Summit Road. There will be no access to Sumner via Summit Road.
The closure is because of work to remediate unstable rock above Evans Pass Road. There is an extremely high risk of rockfall during this time.
The road will be closed from 2 May to approximately 20 May between 8am and 5pm. The road will be open each night.
The end date for the work is subject to change.
Changes to Metro Bus services from Monday 2 May 2011
Some Metro Bus service changes will take effect from Monday 2 May 2011. This is because some roads have been improved to allow changes and reintroductions of some services.
These changes affect the 7 Queenspark, 12 Murray Aynsley, 14 Dyers Rd and 60 Parklands services.
The 7 Queenspark service will recommence and will travel between the temporary Bealey Ave terminus and Queenspark. Buses departing from Bealey Ave will loop via Papanui Rd, St Albans St, Springfield Rd and Durham St North. The route will then travel east on Bealey Ave turning left into Whitmore St where it will continue, as normal, to Queenspark.
The 12 Murray Aynsley service will now travel its full route, running along Port Hills Rd to the normal terminus on Opawa Rd
The 14 Dyers Rd service will now return to running down Milton St, Selwyn St, Somerfield St, Barrington St and Cashmere Rd.
The 60 Parklands service will reintroduce North Avon Rd and North Parade to its route instead of travelling down Hills Rd as the 7 Queenspark service will now travel down Hills Rd. Also Stanmore Rd will continue not to be used by the 60 Parklands service until further notice.
For specific departure times for all of these services, please visit www.metroinfo.co.nz or call Metroinfo on 366 88 55 between 7am and 9pm Monday to Saturday and 9am – 7pm Sunday.
Living in the Red Zone
A reminder that people should not be living in the Red Zone.
Because of demolitions, which will be ongoing for a long time, the Red Zone is now potentially more dangerous than it was at the time of the earthquake.
Demolition companies are not prepared for people living in the Red Zone – they may demolish a building near you and not know you are there.
Civil Defence recommends that people living in the Red Zone seek alternative accommodation.