People driving towards Nelson, Westport or Greymouth/the West Coast over this long weekend need to be aware of a few places where there will be traffic management and one place where bad weather could close a key highway at short notice, says Tresca Forrester, Journey Manager for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
The Arthur’s Pass/Otira gorge route linking the West Coast and Canterbury will remain closed for the rest of today and overnight, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The next update on the highway’s status will be around 10 am Wednesday morning 20 October.
With schools going back next week, traffic along State Highway 2 is expected to resume normal flows. As we enter the main construction season (between September and April), you will see activity along this route start to ramp up.