Main Christchurch road to reopen

1:25 pm on 24 April 2012

A main arterial route running through Christchurch city is due to open on Friday after being shut for more than a year.

Madras Street, a one-way road running through much of the red-zoned CBD, has been closed since the earthquake of 22 February last year.

A spokesperson from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority says the opening has been delayed because of a dangerous building.

She says the contractor, Fulton Hogan, is still finalising the temporary road.