Kōrero: Canterbury places

Christchurch–Lyttelton road tunnel

Christchurch–Lyttelton road tunnel

A road tunnel connecting Christchurch with the port of Lyttelton was completed in 1964. Before then, all road traffic went over Evans Pass on the Port Hills. This view is of the entrance at Heathcote, soon after the tunnel was opened. At that time motorists had to pay tolls to help cover the cost of the tunnel.

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Reference: PhotoCD 11, IMG0037

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - The Port Hills', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10225/christchurch-lyttelton-road-tunnel (accessed 6 July 2022)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015