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Safety Barrier Avonside Drive, Christchurch
 
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Designer: City Solutions (ChCh City Council)
Contractor: McNabb & Sons 99 for Citycare
Product: Lograil
 

On average, 18,000 cars use this two lane, two way meandering river-side road each day. The use of the Lograil system allows for wider carriageway with significantly reduced risk of vehicles going off the road. This, in-turn, aids traffic flows and safety .
The Project 

An aesthetic safety barrier system developed in France and marketed by CSP Pacific in New Zealand, has solved a problem for the Christchurch City Council. 

A local road running alongside the Avon River (Avonside Drive) poses a safety risk with no form of safety barrier between motorists and the water. Naturally, residents were concerned about installation of a steel or wire rope barrier system detracting from the natural beauty of their neighbourhood river along the 700m stretch of road. 

The Solution 

CSP Pacific's patented Lograil system is perfect for aesthetically sensitive areas such as parks, lakes and rivers - the installed system looks like a natural log fence. It is actually a composite steel channel and timber system - for both the horizontal and vertical components - taking advantage of the impact absorbing quality of the timber and the tensile strength of the steel.

On average, 18,000 cars use this two lane, two way meandering river-side road each day. The use of the Lograil system allows for wider carriageway with significantly reduced risk of vehicles going off the road. This, in-turn, aids traffic flows and safety along this well used stretch, whilst helping to retain the natural visual and recreational appeal of this inner city feature. 

The fully crash tested Lograil system has been installed on over 700kms of European roads and is now being installed in the USA as well as NZ and Australia. 

 

 

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