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Find out the latest conditions of South Island state highways. Check below for updates of delays, detours and closures, and check for any general travel warnings that may apply. Please note, we only publish notable incidents, roadworks, public events etc that may disrupt state highway traffic or require caution

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Road Hazard

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
SH 60 Takaka Hill Caution Slip. The Road Has Been Reduced To One Lane Prior To The Summit Of The Hill. Motorists Are Advised To Expect Minimal Delays While Work Is Being Completed In The Area. N/a 19 Aug 2014 07:19 31/12/2014 17:00
SH 74 Horotane Valley Rd Bridge Vehicle Restrictions
Road constricted for oversize and non-standard vehicles
Oversized Vehicles Will Be Restricted. Travel Will Only Be Permitted Monday To Friday Between The Hours Of 9.00am To 4.00pm N/a 12 Jun 2014 10:07 Until further notice
SH 74 Anzac Drive Vehicle Restrictions
Road constricted for oversize and non-standard vehicles
Earthquake Damage. Bridge Restricted To Overweight Loads Due To Earthquake Impact. Bridge Not To Be Crossed By Any Overweight Loads Except For Iso Containers Being Moved On Existing Overweight Permits. Any Other Overweight Loads (including Those Travelling On Area Permits) Will Be Considered On A Case By Case Basis. Sh1 Or Sh73. 12 Jun 2014 10:07 Until further notice

Area Warning

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
SH 94 Te Anau To Milford Sound Road Closed Snow. Closed From Hollyford And Chasm Due To Overnight Snow Update 7.30am Sunday 30 November 2014 Expected To Reopen Mid-morning Sunday N/a 29 Nov 2014 17:42 Until further notice

Road Work

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
SH 6 Haast To Makarora (haast Pass) Delays On Tuesday 2 Decemberthe Road Will Close At 3pm At Haast And 3.30pm At Makarora And Reopen On Wednesday 3 Dec At 10am At Haast And 10:30am At Makarora For Bridge Replacement. In The Case Of Unsuitable Weather Conditions The Closure Will Be Rescheduled Between 3-5 December.
Scheduled time:
Start: 5 Nov 2014 09:23
End: 13 Dec 2014 00:00
N / A 28 Nov 2014 14:00 Until further notice
SH 6 Makarora To Wanaka Delays Pavement Repairs. Repair Works At Bean Bluff, 16km South Of Makarora, Are Scheduled To Commence On Monday 17th Nov Through To Friday 5th Dec. Please Allow For Delays Of Up To 10 Minutes. Drive With Care Through The Site
Scheduled time:
Start: 17 Nov 2014 08:00
End: 5 Dec 2014 17:00
N/a 27 Nov 2014 15:13 Until further notice
SH 6 Cromwell ( Junction Sh 8b) To Queenstown Delays Rock Face Stabilisation. Rock Stablisation Works At The Nevis Bluff Will Commence From Monday The 24th Of November Until The 12th Of December, Between The Hours Of 8am And 5pm. Please Allow For Delays Of Up To 10 Minutes.
Scheduled time:
Start: 24 Nov 2014 10:14
End: 12 Dec 2014 17:00
N/a 24 Nov 2014 11:58 12/12/2014 17:00
SH 6 Makarora To Wanaka Delays Rock Face Stabilisation. Rock Face Stabilisation Works Are Scheduled To Commence, 14km South Of Makarora, On Monday The 17th Nov Through To Wednesday 3rd Dec. Please Allow For Delays Of Up To 10 Minutes. Take Extra Care Through The Site
Scheduled time:
Start: 17 Nov 2014 08:00
End: 3 Dec 2014 17:00
N/a 17 Nov 2014 08:00 Until further notice
SH 8 Alexandra To Milton Delays Bridge Repairs. Motorists Are Warned Of Delays On Sh8 Beaumont Bridge From Monday 10th Nov Till Friday 5th Dec Between The Hours Of 7pm And 6am For Repairs, Dates May Extend If Wet Weather Prevails, Work Is Being Carried Out At Night To Minimise Disruptions, Traffic Will Be Cleared Every 15min.
Scheduled time:
Start: 10 Nov 2014 19:00
End: 5 Dec 2014 06:00
N/a 10 Nov 2014 19:01 Until further notice

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