COVID-19 SERVICES UPDATE: Information for all alert levels, Waka Kotahi services and more

SCAM ALERTS: Report a phishing scam or learn about the latest phishing emails

ONLINE SERVICES: We currently have an issue with receiving some payments and are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.

EASTER WEEKEND – PLAN AHEAD: Heading away for the long weekend? Check our holiday journeys tool(external link)

SCAM ALERTS: Refund email and Vehicle licence (rego) renewal phishing emails

Pier repair to SH82 Waitaki Bridges is finished

|

Repairs to a pier on the Waitaki Bridges on State Highway (SH82) near Kurow have been completed more than a week ahead of schedule.

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) says the work was required following scouring around the pier in early November. This scouring resulted in the closure of the bridges for two nights, before the Agency installed floodlighting to monitor the pier so the bridges could stay open at night.

NZTA Canterbury Highways Operations Manager Peter Connors says the repair involved driving four piles and reconnecting the existing pier to the new foundations. This technique was successfully used earlier this year to secure another bridge pier.

“We appreciate the patience of bridge users while this work was carried out, as it did at times cause delays of up to 10 minutes, although most motorists understood the need for these.”

Mr Connors said good weather was a big factor in the job being finished a head of schedule as were the efforts of those working at the site. It is good to have this job wrapped up prior to the start of the busy Christmas-New Year holiday period.

Tags