Resumption of SH6 Kawarau Gorge and SH6 Jack Hanley Drive, Jack’s Point - resealing work at night


Following the summer holiday pause on roadworks, resealing is set to resume on sections of SH6 in the Kawarau Gorge and at the SH6-Jack Hanley Drive intersection.

The work being carried out by Aspiring Highways is part one of the biggest nationwide Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency summer works programmes ever.

Because of the large amount of daytime traffic on SH6, work will be done at night with rolling closures, says Waka Kotahi Maintenance Contract Manager Peter Standring.

“The road will open at least hourly for a contractor vehicle to pilot waiting drivers through the site. This will keep construction crews and road users safe and lessen damage to the new seal.”

All sealing work needs fine, warm weather, with the dates below subject to these conditions:

SH6 Kawarau Gorge from Victoria Flats Bridge to east of Pearson Road:

  • Sunday, 12 February, and Monday 13 February,9:00pm to 5:00am

SH6 Kawarau Gorge from Crown Range intersection to Bungy Bridge:

  • Tuesday, 14 February, and Wednesday 15 February, 9:00pm to 5:00am

SH6 intersection with Jack Hanley Drive, Jack’s Point:

  • Thursday, 16 February, 9:00pm to 5:00am

“This work is necessary to improve the surface on these sections of highway, and ultimately makes our roads safer for people,” says Mr Standring.

“We understand resealing can be noisy, our team will be doing all we can to get this job done as quickly as possible to minimise the impact of this work on households and businesses.

”Speed restrictions will be in place after the work is completed to enable the seal to fully set.

For updates on this programme of work: link)