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Southern View: May 15, 2018

Southern View: May 15,

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018 Locally Owned Plastic bag-free Countdown Ferrymead is going environmentally-friendly Singing success Chorus takes 11th national title June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW Page 3 Page 6 021 914 565 Plan for Brougham St bottleneck NZTA moves to ease congestion • By Julia Evans ONE OF the city’s busiest roads is set to have its congestion issues addressed. Brougham St “corridor improvements” have been included in the draft transport agency investment proposal 2018-27 released by the New Zealand Transport Agency. About 44,000 vehicles, including 5000 freight, use the thoroughfare from the Selwyn district to Lyttelton Port each day. “The Brougham St, Jim Harland State Highway 76 project is identified as a proposed activity, which means it will continue to be developed, subject to its new alignment with the Government policy statement on land transport priorities,” NZTA direction regional relationships Jim Harland said. The proposal includes a budget of between $10 million-$100 million for the upgrades to increase flow along the street. The work would be completed before 2021, while a detailed business case and design would begin when the plan was approved by Environment Canterbury’s regional transport committee before August 31. The plan said NZTA will work with partners, including the city council and Selwyn District Council, to “investigate appropriate solutions” to congestion along Brougham St to the Rolleston Corridor, which connects Selwyn to the Lyttelton Port. “Doing so will improve customer access between the south of the city to Lyttelton Port and help reduce congestion in Christchurch’s south-western suburbs,” the plan said. It comes as last week’s Southern View reported, Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton had raised concerns about congestion on the motorway during the city council’s Long Term Plan hearings. Mr Broughton said he anticipates congestion will get worse the longer the corridor is left as it is. “The southern end of the motorway connecting to Brougham St is a major cause of transport delays to the wider travelling public, which is expected to get worse as time goes on,” Mr CONGESTION: Brougham St has been identified as in need of corridor improvements by NZTA. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Broughton said. This was inevitable with the expected population increases in both Selwyn and Christchurch, he said. City council manager planning and delivery transport Lynette Ellis said it would work with NZTA to “effectively and efficiently” keep the transport network running, including Brougham St. WIN a holiday in Fiji - how does that sound? Reconnect with life and be in to win. Purchase hearing aids in May or June and we’ll put you in the draw to WIN a $5000 trip for 2 to Fiji. Plus you’ll get free care for the life of your devices valued up to $3500! * Now that’s friends for life! *Offer on the purchase of selected hearing aids, valid to 29th June 2018. T&Cs apply. Ashburton 03 307 8949 Blenheim 03 579 5353 Fendalton 03 351 3535 Greymouth 03 768 5528 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm