NZ Transport Agency planners and engineers are meeting with the Ahaura community on Thursday this week (16 March) to go over options around the Ahaura River bridge replacement, on State Highway 7, north-east of Greymouth.
From Tuesday night, 14 March, rumble strip is being installed along the centreline of State Highway 6, between Kawatiri Junction and O’Sullivans Junction, part of the new alternate highway between Picton and Christchurch.
State Highway 1 has been closed all this weekend south of Kaikoura between Peketa/ the Kahutara River and Goose Bay due to fresh slips triggered by rainfall in several places. It is likely to be closed Monday, 13 March as well.
Feedback is being sought by the NZ Transport Agency on its proposal to put in place a variable speed limit of 70km/h on State Highway 1 either side of the turnoff to Moeraki Boulders, in the Waitaki District.
State Highway 1 is closed south of Kaikoura between Peketa and Goose Bay due to the wet weather and rockfalls in several places. Drivers wanting to head to or from Kaikoura should use the Inland Road (Route 70) via Waiau. The aim is to reopen to daytime traffic on Thursday however, we will update mid this afternoon. The normal open hours for the highway are 6 am to 8 pm daily.
State Highway 7, the Lewis Pass road, will reopen at 8pm tonight, having been closed all afternoon as a scrub fire spread in several places near the Hanmer Springs turnoff. The closure was between Springs Junction and just north of Culverden.