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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 1 Bainfield Road, Invercargill Caution Traffic Signal Fault. Lights Are Out At The Bainfield Road Intersection. Please Take Extra Care. N/a 5 Mar 2015 20:30 Until further notice
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

Road Work

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
SH 6 Cromwell To Queenstown (nevis Bluff) Delays Rock Face Stabilisation. Rock Face Stabilisation Works At The Nevis Bluff Are To Commence On Monday 2nd Feb Through To Friday 13th March. Please Allow For Delays Of 10 Minutes, Mon - Fri Between 8am And 5pm.
Scheduled time:
Start: 2 Feb 2015 08:00
End: 13 Mar 2015 17:00
N/a 5 Mar 2015 17:05 Until further notice
SH 6 Cromwell To Queenstown (kawarau 'bungy' Bridge) Delays Bridge Repairs. The Kawarau River (bungy) Bridge Structural Repairs Will Take Place From Mon 2 March Through To Friday 13 March. Please Allow For Possible Delays Of Up To 15 Minutes, Mon - Friday Between 10am And 3pm. Also Note Possible Delays Of Up To 10 Minutes At The Nevis Bluff On The Same Cromwell To Queenstown Section Of Sh6 Until 6 March.
Scheduled time:
Start: 2 Mar 2015 14:06
End: 13 Mar 2015 17:00
N/a 2 Mar 2015 14:08 Until further notice
SH 77 Methven To Darfield Delays Road Construction. Road Re-construction From 2 March To 20 March 2015 Open To Single Lane, Expect Minor Delays.
Scheduled time:
Start: 2 Mar 2015 07:00
End: 20 Mar 2015 17:00
N/a 2 Mar 2015 07:00 20/03/2015 17:00
SH 1 Between Green Island On Ramp & Fairfield Off Ramp Delays Resurfacing. Work Will Be Carried Out From 25th Feb Until 11th March. Staff Will Not Be Onsite During Peak Traffic Times However Speed Restrictions Will Be In Place For The Duration Of The Resurfacing Activities. Motorists Are Advised To Proceed With Extra Caution.
Scheduled time:
Start: 25 Feb 2015 07:00
End: 11 Mar 2015 21:00
N/a 25 Feb 2015 07:00 Until further notice
SH 73 Arthurs Pass To Otira Caution Pavement Repairs. Road Is Reduced To A Single Lane, Traffic Lights Are Controlling The Site. Expect Delays Of Approximately 5 Minutes.
Scheduled time:
Start: 20 Jan 2015 15:53
End: 10 Apr 2015 00:00
N/a 28 Jan 2015 13:04 Until further notice
SH 1 Christchurch To Ashburton Delays Road Construction. Road Reconstruction Works Between Rakaia And Overdale. Delays Of Up To Five Minutes Can Be Expected Due To Temporary Speed Limit Through The Site
Scheduled time:
Start: 12 Jan 2015 08:00
End: 24 Apr 2015 16:00
If Destination Is Mount Cook, Tekapo Or Queenstown Then It Is Suggested That An Alternate Route Through Sh77 And Route 72 Is Taken To Avoid Road Works 14 Jan 2015 10:01 Until further notice

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