People who use SH8 in Beaumont, between Dunedin and Central Otago, will face a short detour near the new bridge over the Clutha River from Monday, 16 January, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
To keep everyone safe while the western road approach is built, drivers are being diverted onto Dee and Westferry Streets for the next two to three months. This will add an extra five minutes or so to journey times. People should factor this into their travel plans, says Waka Kotahi Journey Manager Nicole Felts.
This diversion is approved for all vehicle types (including 50Max, HPMV, overweight and over dimension vehicles). See detour map below.
This work will involve a full dig-out and rebuild of the existing highway past the Beaumont Hotel. Construction crews are aiming to complete all the main road connections to the new bridge over this summer construction season.
A recent aerial photo showing that only a few more bridge beams need placing: