Progress on Nor’West Arc, Papanui connection still some time off

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The Nor’West Arc cycleway will (eventually) link Papanui through to Canterbury University and beyond. Work will start next week on the section from the University to Aorangi Road – see the Council’s Newsline story for information on traffic impacts including detour routes. Progress on the section of Aorangi Road between Ilam Road and Brookside Terrace will be delayed following a Council decision yesterday to consider a design change. The Papanui end of the project requires additional funding to be found through the Long Term Plan process and will not be built this financial year.