1 Dec 2012

New Christchurch motorway opens

1:40 pm on 1 December 2012

Stage One of the southern motorway in Christchurch partially opened on Saturday for traffic heading out of town.

The new stretch of road from Addington - Hornby will be officially opened in two weeks, when traffic heading north will be able to use the $140 million motorway.

It is one of the roads of national significance, identified by the Government as being vital to boosting economic growth.