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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 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 6 Inangahua Junction To Four Mile Junction ( Lower Buller Gorge) Road Closed Public Event. Closed From 8:00am On Saturday 14th February, Expected To Reopen By 10:00am.
Scheduled time:
Start: 14 Feb 2015 08:00
End: 14 Feb 2015 10:00
N/a 13 Jan 2015 15:35 14/02/2015 10:00
SH 73 Jacksons To Kumara Junction Road Closed Public Event.
Scheduled time:
Start: 13 Feb 2015 06:00
End: 13 Feb 2015 09:00
From Jacksons Via District Council Roads To Moana And Stillwater To State Highway 7 And Greymouth. 13 Jan 2015 15:33 13/02/2015 09:00
SH 73 Jacksons To Kumara Junction Road Closed Public Event.
Scheduled time:
Start: 14 Feb 2015 05:00
End: 14 Feb 2015 08:00
From Jacksons Via District Council Roads To Moana And Stillwater To State Highway 7 And Greymouth. 13 Jan 2015 15:31 14/02/2015 08:00
SH 67 Brougham Street, Westport. Road Closed Public Event. Between The Queen Street Intersection And The Palemerston Street Intersection From 9:30am On Saturday 14th February, Expected To Re-open By 1:30pm.
Scheduled time:
Start: 14 Feb 2015 09:30
End: 14 Feb 2015 13:30
Wakefield Street And Queen Street. 13 Jan 2015 13:04 14/02/2015 13:30

Road Work

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
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 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 27th Feb. Please Allow For Delays Of 10 Minutes, Mon - Fri Between 8am And 5pm.
Scheduled time:
Start: 2 Feb 2015 08:00
End: 27 Feb 2015 17:00
N/a 23 Jan 2015 10:35 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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