Container Terminal - Electrical Upgrade Project
During the 2010/11 earthquakes, underground power cables at the Lyttelton Container Terminal were damaged. LPC is undertaking a project to improve the power supply to Lyttelton Port whilst providing capacity for future growth and flexibility for Port expansion.
The upgrade will make power supply to Lyttelton Port more resilient in the event of another earthquake.
The project to upgrade the Port’s power supply involves trenching sections of Lyttelton Port to lay new cables. As the project progresses, staff and Port users will be advised as construction moves on to new areas in the Container Terminal.
LPC aims to ensure minimal disruption for all Port Users during the upgrade of its electrical supply.
This is a significant project for the Port which is expected to be completed in July. It will enhance the reliability of the power supply to support our 24/7 operation.
We appreciate everyone’s patience and co-operation during the construction work.
Traffic reduced to a single lane in Inner Harbour from Monday 30 May for five weeks
From Monday 30 May sections of the Inner Harbour Road between the base of the Oxford Street overbridge to the Sutton Quay gate will be reduced to a single lane as the project to upgrade the power supply to Lyttelton Port is carried out and we take the opportunity to replace the water main.
The work should take about five weeks during which time all vehicles must follow the direction of traffic management systems that will be in place.
Below is a map showing where this work will be completed in red over the coming weeks:
One LPC Container Terminal truck queue lane closed for one month from May 16.
One truck queue lane on Cashin Quay Road (closest to the container yard) is closed until mid June as the project to upgrade the power supply to Lyttelton Port is carried out.
All vehicles must follow the direction of traffic management systems that will be in place while the work to install the new cable under the truck queue lane is undertaken.
Areas include the rail crossing by the straddle workshop, along the truck queue lane, across the truck lanes and to the truck park up area.