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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
Expected resolution
SH 6 Fox Glacier To Haast 9 Karangarua Bridge) Vehicle Restrictions
Closed to heavy vehicles
Bridge Is Only Open To Light Vehicles, Busses, Coaches And Trucks Under 20t Travelling One At A Time Across The Bridge. The Bridge Will Be Closed Overnight From 5pm To 7:30am N A 19 Apr 2014 10:45 Until further notice
SH 83 Black Point, Oamaru To Kurow Caution Flooding. Flooding And Surface Water. Motorists Are Advised To Take Extra Care. N/a 19 Apr 2014 08:12 Until further notice
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 17 Apr 2014 16:28 Until further notice
SH 74 Horotane Valley Rd Bridge Vehicle Restrictions
Road constricted for oversize and non-standard vehicles
Other details. Oversized Vehicles Will Be Restricted. Travel Will Only Be Permitted Monday To Friday Between The Hours Of 9.00am To 4.00pm N/a 17 Jan 2014 10:30 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/sh73 9 Jan 2014 11:13 Until further notice
SH 82 Waitaki River Bridge No 1 ( Kurow Bridges) Caution Speed Restriction In Place For Heavy Vehicles Of 20km/h. - 8 Jan 2014 15:55 Until further notice

Area Warning

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
Expected resolution
SH 6 Haast To Makarora ( Gates Of Haast To Haast Pass - Diana Falls) Road Closed Rock falls. This Section Of Road Will Be Closed Every Night From 6pm To 8am At The Slip. The Road Will Close At Haast At 5pm And Reopen 7:30am. At Makarora The Road Will Close At 5:30pm And Reopen At 7:30am. Delays Or Closures May Be Necessary At Other Times In The Event Of Further Heavy Rain Or Slips.
Scheduled time:
Start: 25 Mar 2014 11:08
End: 25 Mar 2015 00:00
N/a 20 Apr 2014 18:00 Until further notice
SH 6 Ballantyne Road To Sh 8a Intersection, Wanaka Road Closed Public Event. This Section Of Highway Will Be Closed For The Warbirds Over Wanaka Event. Closure Times Are: 6am-10pm, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th April. Diversions Will Be In Place.
Scheduled time:
Start: 19 Apr 2014 07:55
End: 20 Apr 2014 22:00
Follow Detours 20 Apr 2014 06:00 20/04/2014 22:00
SH 75 Lillian St To Nicholls Rd Road Closed Public Event. Temporary Road Closure Between 8:00am & 10:30am On Friday April 25th For Anzac Parade. Signed Detour In Place Between Lillian St & Nicholls Rd
Scheduled time:
Start: 25 Apr 2014 08:00
End: 25 Apr 2014 10:30
Signed Detour Route Through Lillian St, Wales St, Oakridge St & Nicholls Rd 11 Mar 2014 12:30 25/04/2014 10:30
SH 75 Little River To Akaroa Delays Flooding. Road Is Open. Delays Of Up To An Hour Are Expected Due To Parts Of The Road Being Down To One Lane. No Detour Route 20 Apr 2014 07:59 Until further notice
SH 1 Blenheim To Kaikoura Caution Slip. Road Is Now Open To A Single Lane With Many Work Sites Throughout The Area. Road Conditions Are Hazardous ( Slips, Washouts, Potholes, Narrow Lanes ). Road Users Are Advised To Allow An Additional 1hr To Their Journey Time. Drive With Extreme Care At All Times. N/a 19 Apr 2014 08:24 Until further notice
SH 60 Riwaka Valley Rd Caution Road Works. Single Lane Priority Signage Installed Caution Required N/a 20 Mar 2014 09:45 Until further notice

Road Work

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
Expected resolution
SH 1 Between Princess & Queens Gardens Road Closed - will be opened at defined intervals Rattray St West Bound Will Be Closed Nightly From 6:30pm Till 7am Between Princess St And Queens Gardens From 27th April Till 2nd May, Detours Will Be In Place During These Times And Motorists Are Advised There May Be Delays, Rattray St Will Be Open During The Day.
Scheduled time:
Start: 27 Apr 2014 18:30
End: 2 May 2014 07:00
N/a 17 Apr 2014 13:29 02/05/2014 07:00
SH 74 Pages Rd To Breezes Rd Road Closed - will be opened at defined intervals Resurfacing. Road Reconstruction Of Anzac Dr Between Breezes Rd And Pages Rd. Anzac Dr Will Be Closed To Light Traffic Between 7am And 7pm Daily. During These Times There Will Be A Signed Detour Route In Place. The Estimated Closure Period Is Between 22/01/2014 & 30/04/2014.
Scheduled time:
Start: 22 Jan 2014 08:00
End: 30 Apr 2014 17:00
Detour Route Through Breezes Rd & Pages Rd. 6 Mar 2014 16:44 30/04/2014 17:00
SH 6 Queenstown To Lumsden Delays Bridge Repairs. The Single Lane Kawarau Falls Bridge Will Be Closed To All Traffic Other Than Emergency Services, Between The Hours Of 11pm And 6am From Sunday Night To Friday Morning Between The Dates Of 16 March 2014 And 30 April 2014 For Bridge Deck Repairs. No Work Will Be Carried Out On Friday And Saturday Nights, Or Sunday 23 March (otago Anniversary Day), Thursday 18 April (good Friday), Sunday 20 April (easter Monday) Or Thursday 24 April (anzac Day). There Will Be 10 Minute Openings Every Hour, On The Hour. The Footbridge Will Be Open To Foot Traffic At All Times.
Scheduled time:
Start: 10 Mar 2014 07:00
End: 30 Apr 2014 17:00
N/a 10 Mar 2014 07:00 Until further notice

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