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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 6 Inangahua Road Closed Crash. Update 2:30pm. Sh6 Is Closed At The Junction Of Sh6 & Sh65. Detour Is In Place Adding 1.5hr To Westport & 30min To Greymouth. Follow Detour 21 Oct 2014 12:31 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 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 87 Mosgiel To Middlemarch Caution Strong Winds. Extra Care Required, Especially For High Sided Vehicles And Motorcycles N/a 21 Oct 2014 11:54 Until further notice
SH 6 Haast To Makarora (gates Of Haast To Haast Pass - Diana Falls) Delays Rock falls. This Section Of Road Will Be Closed Every Night From 7pm To 8am At The Slip. The Road Will Close At Haast At 6pm And Reopen 7:30am. At Makarora The Road Will Close At 6:30pm 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: 26 Sep 2014 10:56
End: 31 Dec 2014 12:00
N/a 21 Oct 2014 08:00 Until further notice

Road Work

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
SH 82 Waimate To Kurow Road Closed - will be opened at defined intervals Bridge Repairs. Repairs Are Being Completed On The Elephant Hill Stream Bridge. The Bridge Will Be Closed Between The Hours Of 8:30am And 4:30pm Monday To Friday. The Bridge Will Be Open Overnight And Weekends.
Scheduled time:
Start: 29 Sep 2014 08:30
End: 24 Oct 2014 17:00
There Is A Detour Via Redcliffs Back Road And Waihuna Road 16 Oct 2014 16:57 24/10/2014 17:00

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