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Road Hazard

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
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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 7 Locheil Delays Road Works. Road Works At Locheil 1 Km West Of Hanmer Springs Turnoff Between 8am And 5pm Daily On Weekdays 9th - 20th March 2015 Expect Minor Delays Up To 5 Minutes. Work Extended Until 5pm Monday 30th March 2015. N/a 25 Mar 2015 15:47 30/03/2015 00:00

Road Work

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
SH 1 Intersection Of Cumberland & Frederick Sts Caution Work On Traffic Signals Will Be Undertaken Between 9am And 3pm From 30th March Till 1st April, Requiring The Traffic Signals To Be Intermittently Turned Off During This Period. Motorists Are Advised To Proceed With Caution.
Scheduled time:
Start: 30 Mar 2015 09:00
End: 1 Apr 2015 15:00
N/a 30 Mar 2015 09:00 Until further notice
SH 6 Cromwell To Queenstown - Kawarau River (victoria) Bridge Delays Bridge Repairs. Structural Repairs Will Be Completed On The Kawarau River Victoria Bridge Between 8am And 5pm Monday To Friday, Commencing Monday 16th March Through To Thursday 2nd April. The Site Will Be Managed With Traffic Control Which May Create Delays Of Upto 5 Mins. Please Travel Through This Site With Care
Scheduled time:
Start: 30 Mar 2015 07:51
End: 2 Apr 2015 17:00
N/a 30 Mar 2015 08:23 Until further notice
SH 1 Kaikoura To Cheviot Delays Bridge Repairs. Bridge Repair Works. Road Will Be Reduced To A Single Lane & Controlled By Traffic Lights During Work Hours
Scheduled time:
Start: 13 Apr 2015 07:00
End: 30 Jun 2015 18:00
N/a 27 Mar 2015 14:26 30/06/2015 00:00
SH 1 Kaikoura To Cheviot Delays Road Reduced To A Single Lane And Controlled By Traffic Signals For The Installation Of A New Guardrail
Scheduled time:
Start: 7 Apr 2015 07:00
End: 8 May 2015 17:00
N/a 24 Mar 2015 11:04 08/05/2015 17:00
SH 1 Hapuku To Kaikoura Flat Delays Maintenance. Road Works At Kanuka Lane Between 8am And 5pm Daily On Weekdays Between 9th March To 3 April 2015 Expect Minor Delays Of Up To 5 Minutes.
Scheduled time:
Start: 9 Mar 2015 16:45
End: 3 Apr 2015 17:00
N/a 9 Mar 2015 16:55 03/04/2015 17:00
SH 1 Christchurch To Ashburton Caution Road Construction. Road Widening As Part Of A Safety Project. Will Require The Outside Lanes Of The Passing Lanes To Be Closed. Delays Are Unlikely.
Scheduled time:
Start: 9 Mar 2015 08:00
End: 10 Apr 2015 16:00
Not Required 9 Mar 2015 14:59 10/04/2015 00:00
SH 1 Christchurch To Ashburton Delays Bridge Repairs. Temporary Traffic Signals In Place At Nights Only. Minor Delays Possible
Scheduled time:
Start: 26 Jan 2015 09:00
End: 24 Apr 2015 18:00
N/a 9 Mar 2015 09:02 24/04/2015 18:00
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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