The Takaka Hill Road into Golden Bay sustained one main slip overnight and there is silt and debris across sections of the road. Crews need to sweep the silt and away and wash the road to make it safe to drive on, and a digger is making its way up the hill to clear the slip.
“We expect the road to be open by 9am this morning to convoys,” says Frank Porter, NZ Transport Agency System Manager. “We will keep it open for two hours and then crews will continue clear-up works throughout the day. The road will be open again later today under normal opening hours, from 5pm through to 9pm.”
“The residue silt may make the road slightly slippery so please take extra care driving over the hill,” says Mr Porter.
People can check the Transport Agency’s Traffic and Travel pages for the update: www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/regions/10(external link)