Night closures Pelorus Bridge, SH6, Marlborough Sounds over three nights, not all in a row


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews will be working at the Pelorus Bridge, on SH6, between Nelson and Havelock, for three nights next week: Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 December and again on Sunday night, 13 December.

Friday, 11 December could also be a night closure if it is wet earlier in the week.

The work will run between 7pm and 6am.

The bridge’s damaged concrete headwall will be repaired over two nights, and pavement will be repaired on the Sunday as well as painting and other routine maintenance.

Can we get over the bridge at all? Yes – hourly and bi-hourly.

Traffic will be allowed through on the hour with a ten to 15-minute window to get traffic through each way from 7pm to 10pm. From 10pm until 4am, traffic will be allowed through every two hours – ie at midnight, 2am and 4am. From 5am until 6am, traffic will be allowed across once an hour until full opening at 6am.

Waka Kotahi thanks all drivers who may be inconvenienced by this work for their patience if they have to wait an hour or more.

Bridge spanning river

An aerial view of the Pelorus Bridge on SH6, near the DOC camp and shop near Te Hoiere/Pelorus River.

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