Bridle Path - retaining wall replacement


We’re planning to start work on building a new retaining wall to replace the aging and damaged one that supports the road below the Bridle Path.


The current retaining wall has reached the end of its useful lifespan and needs to be replaced. Christchurch City Council typically replaces any retaining wall that has reached the end of its design lifespan. This is to ensure they are safe and work effectively.


Works are adjacent to No.1 to No.11 Bridle Path, Lyttleton.


From 25 September 2023 to late March 2024. Monday to Saturday, 7.30am to 5.30pm (weather/site condition dependent).


The contractor is Hunter Civil Ltd. Please phone site manager on (03) 381 7094, Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 5.30pm.


Impacts on traffic

  • Bridle Path Road will be closed from 1 to10 Bridle Path / Dudley Street intersection to all traffic.
  • The closure will start from 25th September 2023 until 29th of March 2024.
  • Traffic management will be in place and detours will be clearly signposted.
  • Resident access to properties along Bridle Path Road will be maintained for the duration of the works.
  • Traffic management staff will be available to help direct residents and business owners to their properties within the work area. Please contact us in advance if you have specific access needs, we need to be aware of. 
  • Pedestrian access to footpaths will be always maintained with detours in place from time to time. Please follow signage.


Impacts of work 

  • There will be increased noise, dust, and vibration from the use of machinery for activities such as saw cutting, soil excavation, and retaining wall construction. 
  • On-street parking will be affected where we are working. Cones will indicate where parking will not be available.
  • Property access will be maintained where possible. We will work with businesses and residents during the work. Please let us know if you have any specific property access needs e.g. medical visits, home help, large vehicle deliveries or planned works.