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Two-lane access through Haast Pass restored

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Two-lane access has been restored through Haast Pass at the Diana Falls slip site on State Highway 6.

The NZ Transport Agency’s Regional Performance Manager Pete Connors says it is pleasing to have been able to complete the work before the Christmas/Summer holiday period, improving access for all travellers.

“A 50km/h speed restriction will be in place because of the temporary surface. This will be removed once the highway is re-sealed in the New Year.”

Mr Connors thanked the local community and West Coast’s tour operators and businesses for their support during the last 15 months as they had worked to get State Highway 6 re-opened to 24/7 traffic and then two lanes.

“This has been a mammoth job for everyone involved which has been made easier by the support, patience and goodwill of everyone – this has been much appreciated.”

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Two-lane access has been restored through Haast Pass at the Diana Falls slip site.

 

For more information please contact:

Jan McCarthy
Media Manager - Christchurch

T: 03 964 2885
M: 021 427 442
E: jan.mccarthy@nzta.govt.nz

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