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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
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 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 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 5pm To 8am At The Slip. The Road Will Close At Haast At 4pm And Reopen 7:30am. At Makarora The Road Will Close At 4:30pm 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: 1 Aug 2014 14:00
End: 31 Dec 2014 00:00
N/a 29 Aug 2014 17:01 Until further notice
SH 74 Port Hills Interchange To Lyttelton Road Closed Public Event. The Lyttelton Tunnel Will Be Closed From 9:30am To 12:30pm On 31st August For People To Walk Or Cycle Through For The 50 Birthday Celebrations Of The Christchurch To Lyttelton Tunnel
Scheduled time:
Start: 31 Aug 2014 09:30
End: 31 Aug 2014 12:30
To Or From Lyttelton Via Dyers Pass Road. 25 Aug 2014 12:27 31/08/2014 12:30

Road Work

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
SH 67 Westport ( Orowhaiti Bridge) Vehicle Restrictions
Speed restrictions in place
Bridge Repairs. 30km/h Speed Restriction In Place And The Bridge Is Restricted To Single Lane
Scheduled time:
Start: 15 May 2014 08:31
End: 1 Sep 2014 08:00
Signed Detour In Place 22 Jul 2014 06:29 Until further notice
SH 60 Riwaka Valley Rd Caution Maintenance. Single Lane Priority Signage Installed Caution Required
Scheduled time:
Start: 27 Jun 2014 16:10
End: 26 Sep 2014 16:10
N/a 27 Jun 2014 16:16 Until further notice

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This information was as correct as possible at the time of publication. We cannot accept any liability for its content or for any consequences arising from its use. When using this information you should apply your own skills and judgement and not rely on it in isolation from other sources of advice and information.


General warnings

30 May 2014 12:27
Winter Driving Conditions Exist Over The South Island. Watch For Ice And Grit Particularly In Shaded Areas And On Bridge Decks. Carry Chains When Traveling The Alpine Passes.

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