Bungy Bridge, SH6, rock safety work in the Kawarau Gorge, five weeks single lane after Easter


Five weeks of rock stabilisation work near Queenstown’s Bungy Bridge gets underway early in April, says NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA).

The highway will be down to a single lane, weekdays only, from Tuesday, 2 April at 9 am through to Tuesday, 7 May. Delays could be up to ten minutes at a time says Peter Standring, Maintenance Contract Manager for NZTA in Central Otago. 

“We are not anticipating lengthy delays at this site, but in order to safely clear any rock off the highway after scaling, we need to have the extra time available and use Stop/Go traffic management,” he says. Mesh will be used to secure the bluff and rock bolts. 

Work will run between 9 am and 4 pm on weekdays. 

NZTA thanks all drivers for their patience while this work is completed ahead of winter, says Mr Standring. Emergency vehicles will have access at short notice. 

SH6 Gibbston to Arrow Junction (Kawarau River Bridge) live traffic updates(external link)

Map marked in red circle showing where the rock stabilisation work is happening

Rock stabilisation work area on SH6.

A construction vehicle driving down a rural road surrounded a rock cliff. At the rock cliff above, workers in safety gear  are doing rock stabilisation work.

The Bungy Bridge rock scaling and rock bolting site, SH6, Kawarau Gorge and Chard Roads.