Stop/Go day works planned for State Highway 6 Wairau River Bridge


Marlborough residents and regular users of State Highway 6 between Blenheim and Nelson must remember to add extra travel time to their journeys on Sunday, 21 April.

Stop/go traffic lights will be in place between 7 am and 6 pm when contractors repair abutments and connections on the Wairau River Bridge, just north of Renwick. Drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

For the safety of contractors and road users, drivers must observe a temporary 30 km/h speed limit when travelling over the bridge. Cyclists must also follow the traffic management and be guided through the site.

While this work is being done during the school holidays, it has been timed for a Sunday when traffic volumes are lower. Every effort is being made to minimise disruption for road users.

However, drivers, particularly those with Picton ferry connections, are urged to plan ahead and allow extra time for their travel.

For safety reasons, this work must be carried out during the day and must be completed before winter.

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

Highway conditions – Nelson/Marlborough(external link)