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Detour in place as Dunedin’s Southern motorway is made safer

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A short detour will be in place for people travelling north on State Highway 1 between Mosgiel and Dunedin from 6pm tonight (Friday, 9 March) until 7pm on Sunday, 11 March, to allow contractors to work on a safety upgrade.

The NZ Transport Agency says the detour will take northbound traffic via the Mosgiel off-ramp and on-ramp, and is expected to add up to five minutes to the normal travel time.

People are advised to follow the detour signs and drive with extra care and attention.

Traffic heading south towards the airport will not be detoured however speed restrictions will be in place.

From 7pm on Sunday, all traffic will again be detoured off the state highway via Riccarton Road to allow contractors to continue work on other parts of the project. This full detour will continue until mid-March, weather dependent.

The work is part of the SH1 Dunedin to Mosgiel safety upgrade that will see safety barriers installed and others extended, and high performance road markings put in place along the route to help reduce head-on and run off road crashes.

More information about the project can be found at www.nzta.govt.nz/sh1-dunedin-to-mosgiel (external link)

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