Stop/Go day works planned for State Highway 1 south of Blenheim and State Highway 6, Marlborough


Drivers travelling in Marlborough on State Highway 1 near Weld Pass and State Highway 6 near Canvastown can expect short delays early next month as contractors work to repair ruts in the road surface.

From Wednesday, 3 April to Monday, 8 April, short sections of both highways will be under stop/go traffic management between 7 am and 6 pm to allow contractors to complete this work. No work will be done on Sunday, 7 April.

The repairs are needed to prevent water from ponding on the road. Contractors aim to complete multiple sites each day. However, the time spent at each site and the number of sites completed each day will depend on weather conditions. The better the weather, the quicker the repairs will be completed.

Contractors will try to complete this work as quickly as possible to minimise disruption for road users. However, the stop/go works may affect travel times, and drivers can expect short delays of up to five minutes.

Drivers, particularly those with Picton ferry connections, must factor these works into their travel plans and allow extra time for their journeys.

These works are weather-dependent, and timings may change. Updates on the highway’s status can be checked on the NZTA/Waka Kotahi website.

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