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Night works at Scrubby Corner, Kawarau Gorge, SH6, starting Sunday, 10 March


Aspiring Highways, on behalf of the NZ Transport Agency, is preparing to start investigative drilling at Scrubby Corner on SH6, near Cromwell next weekend.

Scrubby Corner is on the Cromwell side of the Kawarau Gorge, about 10km from Cromwell’s Big Fruit.

The works will be carried out at nights over ten days between 7pm and 7am from Sunday 10 March to Wednesday 20 March.

“The drilling is needed to investigate the ground conditions before a solution can be designed to keep the highway from slumping in this location,” says Mark Stewart, Maintenance Contract Manager, NZ Transport Agency.

  • Due to the position of a drill-rig on the highway there will be single lane stop/go traffic management.
  • The road will be closed to over-dimension loads during the working hours at night.
Photo showing Scrubby Corner, SH6, 10 km from Cromwell.

Scrubby Corner, SH6, 10 km from Cromwell.

“This work is essential to maintain this section of highway and has been planned at night to minimise effects on road users. However, people travelling via the Kawarau Gorge during these times should expect delays of up to 10 minutes,” says Mr Stewart.

To stay informed about these works, the Transport Agency encourages people to check the web page: link)

The Transport Agency thanks everyone for their patience and for taking care and slowing down while traveling through the site during the works.

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