KiwiRail’s repairs to its rail crossing at Carmen Road (part of State Highway 1), between Main South Road and Waterloo Road, Hornby, will create detours for north and southbound drivers two weekends in a row.
The NZ Transport Agency has reopened State Highway 6 between Haast and Fox Glacier to one lane after a slip at Black Creek – between Fox Glacier and Karangaroa, after 8 am, closed the road temporarily.
Driving on parts of our highways during the winter months can be treacherous, says NZ Transport Agency Canterbury/ West Coast Journey Manager Lee Wright. “The last few days with strong winds, ice and snow on the passes have been a good reminder of this.”
With the Queenstown Winter Festival in full swing, the area’s highways will be hectic at times, says NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager Graeme Hall. “The Transport Agency has a new tool in Queenstown and Frankton – web cameras - to help people plan their journeys.”
The NZ Transport Agency has funded the installation of a weather station and webcam at Dunedin’s northern motorway’s highest point, the Leith Saddle. The solar-powered station is being maintained by the MetService under a partnership agreement, said Transport Agency Otago/ Southland Journey Manager Graeme Hall.