Canterbury Town Centre upgrade

Canterbury Town Centre upgrade
Artist impression of Canterbury Road Upgrade
Work is underway on a $5.2 million upgrade of Canterbury Town Centre, aimed at improving the intersection at Charles Street and Roberts Street. Canterbury Town Centre Upgrade Work is underway on a $5.2 million upgrade of Canterbury Town Centre, aimed at improving the intersection at Charles Street and Roberts Street. Development

Canterbury Town Centre Upgrade Stage 2

As part of the 2020/21 Capital Works Plan, the Canterbury Town Centre Stage two upgrade worth $8.9M has commenced.

Overview of Project | Current Work | Cooks River Shared Path Detour | Sign up to project updates | Contact us

Overview of Project

The project includes:

  •  Realignment of Canterbury Road, Close Street and Charles Street intersection to facilitate new traffic signals
  •  A slip lane from northbound Canterbury Road to Charles Street for safer turning from Canterbury Road onto Charles St
  •  Construction of dedicated right-hand turning lane from southbound Canterbury Road to Charles Street, a left turning lane from Close Street to Canterbury Road, and a right turning lane from Charles Street to Canterbury Road to allow safer right hand turning from Canterbury Road to Charles Street
  • New streetlights and paved footpaths for the safety of pedestrians
  • Undergrounding of overhead power lines
  • Upgrade of the Canterbury Road shared path underpass which falls along the Cooks River cycleway, this includes lowering and widening the path and installing lights. Adding convenience and increased foot and bike capacity to the shared path.

Creating liveable and distinctive town centres is a priority for the community and Council.

Investing in our town centres is about revitalising and activating our main streets. With the Canterbury Town Centre stage two upgrade, it’s about bringing new energy and excitement to Canterbury, and transforming it into a commercial, social and cultural heart of the City.

The intersection upgrades are essential for the safety of vehicles and pedestrians. The improvements will make turning at the intersection safer for vehicles and crossing the road easier for pedestrians.

The shared path underpass upgrade will improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians and cyclists using the Cooks River cycleway. The upgrade will provide greater clearance from the bridge and ample space for pedestrians and cyclists to use the path at the same time.

Precinct Overview

Map of the Canterbury works location

Intersection Upgrade

A drawing of the intersection update

 

 Underpass Upgrade

   

Current work

Utility Relocation Work is currently happening. For more information click here.

Cooks River Shared Path Detour

During the upgrade of the Canterbury Road shared path underpass Council will need to close the area. During this time Council has proposed the detour route outlined below:

Detour Route Eastbound on Cycleway

At the western end of Charles St, exit the Cycleway at the bridge over the Cooks River and head east on Charles St (footpath), turn left at the Canterbury Road intersection and head north along Canterbury Road (footpath) to Canterbury Station/Broughton St, dismount if on bicycle and cross Canterbury Road heading east at the traffic lights, turn right heading south along Canterbury Road and turn left at Close St (shared zone), follow  along Close St (shared zone) heading east to Close St Reserve, then use the temporary footpath in Close St Reserve at the dog park to join back onto the shared path heading east.

Detour heading Westbound on Cycleway

Heading west along the Cooks river Cycleway take the temporary path in Close St Reserve near the dog park to Close St, head west along Close St (shared zone), turn right at the intersection onto Canterbury road (footpath).  Travel north along Canterbury Road (footpath) to the Broughton St intersection opposite the Canterbury Station.  Dismount if no bicycle and cross Canterbury Road heading west at the lights and turn left heading south along Canterbury Road (footpath), turn right onto Charles St (footpath) and head west along Charles St (footpath) until re-joining the shared path at the western end of Charles St, at the Cooks River shared path underpass.

 Cooks River Detour

The proposed detour route was available for feedback between Friday 9 April 2021 and Friday 23 April 2021. Council appreciates all the feedback received and is now reviewing feedback and doing more investigations. More information will be made available in the coming weeks.

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