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Road works around South Canterbury – starting next week, 5 December

People who drive along State Highway 1 through South Canterbury or State Highway 79, Geraldine to Fairlie, need to be aware of some essential summer road and bridge repair/ remediation work in the next few days which may cause short delays.

'All these works will be weather and site conditions-dependant and the timeframes may alter a little,' says Transport Agency Journey Manager Lee Wright.

'We encourage all road users to be ready for short delays at these places at particular times, mostly outside peak hours. This is the best time of the year to do this work with the temperatures warming up but we do ask people to take care near our hard-working crews.'

SH1 Rangitata South No. 2 bridge
The sealed surface is being removed over two nights starting Monday, 5 December. New asphaltic concrete levelling courses will then be laid on the bridge deck later in the week and this work should be complete by Sunday, 11 December. The new AC surface will be left to cure for around eight weeks after which a final chip seal surface will be installed in February 2016. The site will be down to one lane controlled by traffic signals. When the initial resurfacing task is complete, a temporary speed limit of 70kph will remain in place until the final seal surface is applied in February.

SH79 Skiptons Bridge (Geraldine to Fairlie)
The sealed surface is being removed over two nights from Wednesday, 7 December. The bridge approaches will be remade and a new asphaltic concrete levelling course will be laid over the bridge deck, requiring eight weeks to cure. A final chip seal surface will be installed in February. The site will be down to one lane controlled by traffic signals or manual traffic control. During the works temporary speed limits will be in place. When the initial resurfacing task is complete, a temporary speed limit of 70kph will remain in place until the final seal surface is applied in February.

SH1 Normanby (between Ellis/Talbots Road and Normanby/Daniels Road)
The sealed surface is being removed over two nights from Thursday 8 December. A new chip seal will then be laid and a final surface will be installed, completion expected by Wednesday 14 December. The site will be down to one lane during these works and controlled by traffic signals or manual traffic control. During the works temporary speed limits will be in place.

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