The NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 58 between Paremata Road and Postgate Drive will be closed to all traffic in both directions from 10pm tonight (Wednesday 23 November). The road will be closed for approximately 5 hours to allow contractors to repair the road surface where a major slip occurred last week.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers travelling between Christchurch and Picton via alternate State highways 7, 65, 6 and 63, that a section of SH 7 at Horse Shoe Lake west of Hanmer Springs turnoff, will be temporarily closed later today (Monday, 21 November) to clear rock fall hazard.
As part of its annual safety work programme, the NZ Transport Agency is installing more than 250 road lane directional arrow signs across the Wellington and Wairarapa regions, ready for the busy summer season ahead.
The NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 58 between Paremata Road and Postgate Drive will be closed to all traffic in both directions from 11am this morning to allow contractors to undertake urgent works to remove slip material and make the road safe for motorists.
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 25 November 2016. Please note this Traffic Bulletin is updated every Friday.
After any major earthquake such as the one that occurred on Monday, structures on state highways are assessed as quickly as possible by structural engineers. Their assessment has confirmed that all structures along the Wellington motorway have retained their structural integrity.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that following the heavy rain, there are still some parts of the Wellington region network that require repairs, and motorists may notice different road layouts and routes.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that the State Highway 2 Hutt on-ramp at the bottom of the Ngauranga Gorge is likely to reopen later today, returning to its normal layout. Motorists will notice there are some shipping containers in place.