19 Jun 2014

Roads closed near Ohoka

4:44 pm on 19 June 2014

Two roads in north Canterbury are closed due to damage to bridges in last week's floods, which swept through north Canterbury in Rangiora, Kaiapoi, and the surrounding areas.

The New Zealand Transport Agency has closed Whites Road and Jacksons Road in the township of Ohoka, saying Jacksons Road bridge is damaged beyond repair.

The agency has approved emergency funding for a replacement bridge.

Spokesperson Ken Stevenson said engineers estimate the new bridge should take about one month to build and will cost $165,000.