How do I stay informed?

Social Media

Updates provided on significant works and incidents on strategic routes.

Transport for Christchurch Twitter@TransportChCh

Transport for Christchurch Facebook

Christchurch City Council Facebook

Christchurch City Council Twitter@ChristchurchCC 

Radio/Online media

The Christchurch Transport Operations Centre provide regular updates to local and national media outlets, including radio stations, particularly during peak hour travel times. website

Congestion Map

  • Displays real time travel data collected from bluetooth sensors on various routes throughout the city. Coloured lines show where low, medium, high or severe congestion exists through the use of different colours (displayed in the key).             
  • VMS (variable messaging signs) - click on the sign to see current journey times displayed between that location and various destinations (between 6am - 6pm)
  • Webcams - click on the camera icons to bring up live images of key junctions around the city and Satellite towns.

Traffic Dashboard

An information dashboard displaying a variety of journeys inbound outbound and across the city. This includes a variety of comparable travel times and modes available in Christchurch.

Planned Roadworks map

  • Displays all planned works which have current traffic management plans in existence. (Click on the icon to see further information regarding the works) This information is supplied directly by third party contractors. 

Traffic Cameras

  • Over 60 webcams showing live traffic conditions on State Highways and key arterials in the greater Christchurch area including the Northern Motorway, Rangiora, Rolleston and the Rakaia River Bridge. These webcams are updated every minute.


  • Displays location and description of unplanned incidents, such as crashes;
  • Displays planned works/events which may impact on road users journey time;
  • Displays notable restrictions which may impact on various vehicle types, e.g. heavy vehicle restrictions

Latest Traffic updates

  • A list of significant roadwork, events or news bulletins that will impact road users.

Note: The app for Transport for Christchurch has been discontinued in favour of a mobile friendly website.  We suggest saving the homepage to get the latest traffic updates displayed by default.