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Northern corridor may drive up house prices

CNC Main North Road Overpass
CNC Main North Road Overpass Christchurch City Council Website

Motorway designed to reduce congestion and travel times could also increase the price of housing in North Canterbury.

The $240 million Northern Corridor got under way earlier this year and is expected to take about three years to complete.

It is part of the government's wider Christchurch Motorways Plan.

Bayleys Real Estate Rangiora manager, Richard Peters, said the motorway was likely to boost house prices in North Canterbury

"The increased accessibility for motorists will definitely encourage people to move north of the Waimakariri River, which would certainly not be detrimental to prices."