South Canterbury Stop/Go work continuing


Road works continue on South Canterbury highways through May with some new Stop/Go sites starting up over the coming weeks. People are encouraged to keep an eye on the traffic map and build in some extra time if they can.

Most of the sites are weather dependent, so if it is wet the work may not start on the night/time proposed. Work causing the most delays will be done at night whenever possible, but some of our work needs the warmer day time temperatures to be successful.

Some sites may involve up to a ten-minute wait, others a shorter delay. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency thanks road users for their patience and care as the winter days get shorter.

Traffic map for Canterbury(external link)

SH1 Rakaia, south of the bridge:  Nighttime Stop/Go connected to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Centre.

When: From Sunday 14 May, for up to four weeks.

SH1 Hinds, south of Hinds Township: Daytime Stop/Go continuing for pavement and surfacing repairs.

When: From Monday 15 May, for three days.

Ewen Road, Temuka: Local road closure from SH1 to the rail crossing for district council water main renewal. Detour will be signposted.

When: Monday 22 May for up to four weeks.

SH1 King St, South Hill, Timaru:  Nighttime Stop/Go, asphaltic concrete rehabilitation. 

When: Wednesday 16 May, one night - closure of Taylor St, residents access only.

SH79 Upper Waihi Bridge, Geraldine:  Daytime Stop/Go, bridge joint repairs.

When: Wednesday 17 May, for two days.

SH8 Twizel:  Short section of highway closed daytime only, for tree felling, local road detour along Ostler Road and Max Smith Drive.

When: Monday 15 May, for two to five days. The state highway will be opened by 5pm each evening.