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

27 May 2022

After considering feedback from the local community, the majority of work on the next stage of Te Ara Ihutai Christchurch Coastal Pathway will happen during the day, to minimise the chance of disrupting residents at night.

Construction on the last section of the Coastal Pathway is underway, with contractors Fulton Hogan busy working on the section between the eastern end of Redcliffs Village and Shag Rock, Sumner.

Fulton Hogan has reached a 110 metre stretch of Main Road that’s too narrow to maintain both the worksite and two lanes of traffic. After surveying Redcliffs/Sumner residents to see what the appetite for day works and night works is, and trialling simultaneous day works and night works over the last two weeks, the team has decided to continue with day works in the short term.

Read more on Newsline(external link) and read the latest works notice [PDF, 1.1 MB].

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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