Consultation is now open on the proposed third southbound lane on the Waimakariri bridge. Note that a third northbound lane is already confirmed to be built as part of the Christchurch Northern Corridor project. This consultation relates to the possibility of adding a third lane for traffic heading towards Christchurch. See the ECAN website (link below) for more details and a link to make online submissions. Submissions close on 13 July 2017.
NZTA is proposing a third southbound lane on the Waimakariri River Bridge as a response to morning peak congestion and reliability issues, and cycle safety on the northern approach to Christchurch.