There is some good news for people who drive between Alexandra and Cromwell on State Highway 8: the slip near Deadman’s Point bridge which has slowed traffic over the past fortnight has been stabilised in recent days, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
The new bridge planned for Beaumont, in Clutha District, Otago, is one step closer to construction with the issuing of resource consents in recent days from Otago Regional Council and Clutha District Council.
The first stage of permanent rockfall protection is now underway, south of Kaikōura, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and NCTIR (North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery alliance). The work is at a rockfall-prone corner between Peketa and the Parititahi Tunnels.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has completed the installation of additional safety barriers at the site of the SH8 Deadmans Point slip, allowing the road to re-open to two lanes while work continues to stabilise the hillside above the highway.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will install additional safety barriers at the site of the SH8 Deadmans Point slip, allowing the road to re-open to two lanes while work continues to stabilise the hillside above the highway.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency road crews and geotechnical advisors are aiming to keep SH8 near the SH8B junction at Cromwell’s Deadmans Point, open overnight. The schist slope above the highway began to slip earlier today, with traffic reduced to one lane with close monitoring, to protect road users.
Traffic will be flowing in both directions on Blenheim’s new SH1 Ōpaoa River Bridge later this week, when southbound traffic is switched from the old bridge onto the new alignment, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
There’s no shortage of people wanting to have their say on options to create a transport network for the Dunedin Central Business District that’s safer, better connected and with a range of travel choices.