NZ Transport Agency crews are working at night this week on the Big Wainihinihi Bridge, between Jacksons and Kumara. Work starts tonight at 10pm with the bridge closed to 4am. The night closures run through to Friday morning 4am. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through.
The detour route to Greymouth and Stillwater is via Lake Brunner Road: the turnoff will be well marked at Jacksons with a traffic operator on a road block and the road closures advertised at Kumara Junction with electronic signs and a traffic operator at the road block.
From Saturday, 8 April, at 6pm, through to Monday morning, 10 April, 6am, work will resume underneath the deck with speed restrictions and weight restrictions. No vehicles weighing over 3,500 kg will be allowed on the bridge.
This work will continue over the weekend of 29 April, with the same weight restrictions.
Updates on the Transport Agency web page(external link).
The Transport Agency thanks all drivers for their patience while this work is completed prior to winter.