The planned tree-planted median strip in Riccarton Road will be shortened and feature fewer trees, ensuring there are no barriers to emergency services travelling along the city’s second busiest road.
The median island will run between Clarence Street and Matipo Street.
Under the changes, the length of the standard height mountable kerb of the median island will be reduced while the length of the lower mountable kerb will be increased. This helps ensure it will be easier to negotiate for emergency services responding to a call-out.
Work on the median strip is expected to start in April 2020.