High quality rock netting supplied free of charge by Solid Energy, is being used to secure rock near the Lyttelton Tunnel, damaged by the massive earthquake that hit the Canterbury region earlier this month.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) says both lanes of State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura will open tonight. One lane of the highway was opened late yesterday afternoon, after it was closed for six days following a massive land slip last Friday night.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has confirmed that State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura will reopen at 4pm this afternoon (Thursday 16 September). The road was closed nearly a week ago by a massive land slip.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) says it is still on track to re-open at least one lane of State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura to traffic on Thursday, after the highway was closed by a huge land slip last Friday night.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) says it will be this Thursday at the earliest before State Highway 1 at Peketa about 8km south of Kaikoura reopens, after being closed since Friday night by a massive slip.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that the Lyttelton Tunnel will be periodically closed to traffic in the days ahead in order to allow for the safe passage of fuel and gas trucks through the tunnel. Delays of up to ten minutes can be expected during the closures.