The NZ Transport Agency is advising that the Manawatu Gorge remains on track to be partially reopened tomorrow morning, although it is likely to be later than the initial estimate of 7am.
The new estimated timeframe is that it is expected to reopen late morning.
Regional journeys manager Delaney Myers says the adjustment of the scheduled reopening time is because work removing loose material and preparing the site for traffic is taking slightly longer than initially estimated, and crews need to put safety first.
Ms Myers thanks the public for their patience, and says the Agency will be pleased to see traffic moving through the gorge well within the initial two week timeframe.
“We’re nearly there, we just want to make sure we do the job right, and that we keep everyone safe.”
What you need to know:
For more information please contact:
Media Manager - Central Region
T: 04 894 5251
M: 021 27 213 7617
The NZ Transport Agency works to create transport solutions for all New Zealanders - from helping new drivers earn their licences, to leading safety campaigns to investing in public transport, state highways and local roads.