The Ashburton River/Hakatere Bridge reopening has been delayed until 2.30 pm today.
Originally the bridge was to reopen after stress testing, at 2pm. It closed slightly later than originally anticipated today for the testing – around 11am.
It is still restricted to light vehicles only*.
A decision on allowing heavy vehicles onto the bridge is still to be made. Local detours for trucks are available via the Ashburton District Council’s web pages(external link)
There is no access for pedestrians or cyclists at this stage.
*Light vehicles generally weigh less than 3.5 tonnes and are mostly driven by Class 1 driver licence holders.
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