The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists travelling around the Selwyn District to expect detours and road closures at times over the next few months as work on stage two of the Christchurch Southern Motorway continues.
The rain has abated in Kaikoura today and the inland road via Waiau and Mt Lyford is open again. Road crews, geotechnical and scaling teams have worked long hours in the past few days and the Transport Agency thanks the community for patience in difficult circumstances.
Consultation is underway on a proposal to convert a range of temporary lower speed limits introduced on the Picton to Christchurch alternate state highway route after the November 2016 earthquake to permanent limits.
The NZ Transport Agency has closed State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura after reopening between 7 am and 10 am earlier today. Around 40 mm of rain has fallen this morning due to the tail of Cyclone Debbie, destabilising some areas.
After eight days of work by more than 100 people, State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura between Peketa and Goose Bay reopens Tuesday at 7 am. The road will close again Tuesday night at 6 pm, however people with urgent travel needs will be escorted through until 8 pm Tuesday only.
The NZ Transport Agency is asking all drivers on the state highways linking Tekapo, Fairlie and Geraldine and also Methven to Oxford, North Canterbury, to take special care around cyclists over the next two days – Tuesday, 4 April and Wednesday, 5 April.