People who use the road between Cromwell and Queenstown, State Highway 6, will notice roadworks near the Crown Range turnoff starting early January and running through to March. The road is commonly called the Gibbston highway.
“The roadworks are needed to ensure the ongoing safe operation of the highway in this busy area for the year ahead,” says Mark Stewart, Maintenance Contract Manager, NZ Transport Agency.
Aspiring Highways is carrying out the works on behalf of the Transport Agency, from 8 January to early March during the summer road maintenance season.
Map of the work area – between blue pinpoints:
“People who travel this route in January and February will need to build in extra time,” he says.
“Information on travel times will be updated on this link as work progresses.” http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic(external link)
The work will include tree felling, work in the highway shoulders, rebuilding of the road and re-surfacing. It will take place 7 am to 5 pm weekdays and some Saturdays.
The Transport Agency thanks everyone for their patience and for taking care while this important maintenance safety work is completed.