It's been almost half a century since the New Zealand Transport Agency proposed the "Northern Corridor" to ease the traffic flow in and out of Christchurch from north of the city. Two years ago, the proposal became a reality.
St Albans business owner and resident Martin Meehan said he was fighting a losing battle to save his neighborhood.
"Consultations are one thing, whether or not you actually listen is another thing altogether," Meehan said.
The Kidd's Cakes and Bakery founder said he had been fighting the Northern Corridor plan since the 1990s.
But construction is now under way on Cranford St where Meehan's business is located.