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Rocks Road update for Easter in Nelson

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Nelson road users and cyclists will be able to drive and cycle on the newly paved surface on Rocks Road, State Highway 6, this Easter weekend.

“The highway will be back to 50 km/ hour, with all road markings complete,” says NZ Transport Agency System Manager Frank Porter. “The cycle lane will also be marked up in time for Easter.

“Crews have been working hard through the nights in recent weeks to completely replace the paving and cycle path area, which was a planned summer project. On top of that they have been able to rebuild seawall and footpaths damaged by ex-tropical-Cyclone Fehi in early February. Some of that seawall and footpath reconstruction will continue after Easter.”

  • Not all of the footpath at Magazine Point will be complete, Mr Porter says. One section will be remain with a gravel surface over Easter. This will be completed the week following Easter.
  • Streetlight bases are currently awaiting delivery and are likely to be installed the second week following Easter.

Temporary traffic management will be used while crews are working, and drivers are asked to take care around cyclists using the cycle lane.

Mr Porter says the crews have pulled out all the stops to get the highway ready for Easter, recording some team firsts, and drivers should enjoy the new smooth surface.

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