The Christchurch Coastal Pathway will provide access to the coastline between Ferrymead and Scarborough Beach in Sumner. It connects communities along its route, and protects and enhances the wildlife along the way.

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The Pathway is a joint project between Christchurch City Council and the Christchurch Coastal Pathway Group(external link). Once complete the pathway will be 6.5km long, stretching from the Ferrymead Bridge to Scarborough Beach in Sumner.

The first 3.5km of the pathway between the Ferrymead Bridge and Beachville Road in Redcliffs, and a section between Shag Rock and the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club are complete. Both sections are already attracting a growing number of cyclists and pedestrians.

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Project updates

May 2022

Contractors are using the next phase of work on Te Ara Ihutai Christchurch Coastal Pathway to get an idea of how the community could be affected by upcoming work on a tricky section around Moncks Bay.

Crews will be working at the Shag Rock corner between 8pm and 6am for five nights from Sunday 15 May and using noise mitigation measures.

The initial narrow section of Moncks Bay work, which starts on Wednesday 18 May, will see traffic reduced to one lane. Work will take place between the morning and afternoon peaks so that two-way traffic can be restored at the busiest times of the day.

Both day and night approaches obviously have their pros and cons, and using both over the coming week will tell Fulton Hogan a lot about how to best manage construction when they start work in earnest on the narrow section of Moncks Bay. Read more on Newsline(external link) and read the latest works notice [PDF, 352 KB].

April 2022

Work is going smoothly, but Fulton Hogan has reached a 110-metre stretch that’s too narrow to maintain both the worksite and two lanes of traffic.

Fulton Hogan has developed two different approaches to how they can complete this section.

Find more about the options on Newsline(external link) or this video(external link).

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