Roadworks: Major Road Works Sumner Village

Last updated: 14 Oct 2019


A major upgrade is being undertaken of the road, kerbs and water supply on Marriner Street and Wakefield Avenue.


Marriner Street, Wakefield Avenue and surrounding side streets.


Mon 18th Mar 2019

A major upgrade of the Sumner Village area involving Marriner Street and Wakefield Avenue and some the surrounding streets, including the entrance to the Esplanade, is currently underway as of Monday, 18 March. 

The project will consist of the following work.  

  • Replacing sections of wastewater, stormwater and water pipes.
  • Building new kerbs, footpaths and road surfaces.
  • Landscaping, paving and installing new street furniture.

Estimated timeframes for traffic impacts associated with the project are as follows: 

Please take extra care driving through the work site. Slow down and follow all signage and instructions from site staff.

*All timeframes are subject to change.

Bus stops along Wakefield Street and Marriner Street will be affected at times during this work. Signage will be put in place to direct you to the nearest bus stop.  

A site office will be set up at 21C Marriner Street, next to Joe's Garage. It will be open for public drop-ins on Thursday afternoons. 

This will mean that oversize heavy vehicles will again be using Marriner Street and Wakefield Avenue as their main route into Christchurch. At points during this project, these heavy vehicles will need to be diverted down Nayland Street and back onto Marriner Street. 

This diversion will be advertised in advance.

This work is expected to take approximately six months (middle of March to September).