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Significant delays through Rolleston, south-west of Christchurch SH1 this afternoon

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Christchurch drivers are advised to avoid State Highway 1 through Rolleston this afternoon if at all possible. A long stretch of highway lane is being repaired and there are delays on either side of Rolleston as traffic is restricted to one lane with Stop/Go

People should take Shands Road/ Selwyn Road or Springs Road and other roads around the town to avoid the town centre today, says NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager Lee Wright.

“This is an urgent repair and we thank everyone who can take another route for doing so today.”

Latest traffic status: http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/roadworks/197554(external link)

How to stay up to date:

  • The key traffic and travel source which provides up-to-date information on weather and road conditions nationwide is www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic(external link)  and for Kaikōura, ie the Picton to Christchurch routes www.nzta.govt.nz/p2c(external link)
  • Important information is also shared via the Transport Agency’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts listed here https://www.nzta.govt.nz/contact-us/connect-with-us/
  • Drivers can also call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) to speak to the call centre team who can provide them with traffic and travel information either before they’re travelling or when they’re on the road.
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