Christchurch drivers are advised to avoid State Highway 1 through Rolleston this afternoon if at all possible. A long stretch of highway lane is being repaired and there are delays on either side of Rolleston as traffic is restricted to one lane with Stop/Go
The NZ Transport Agency advises people driving between Picton and Christchurch tomorrow, Friday, 12 January, to be aware that more rain is forecast overnight tonight (Thursday) which may affect people planning to travel on State Highway 1 through Kaikōura.
The NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 16 between Lincoln Road and Westgate will be closed to traffic overnight over the next three weekends. The closures will allow demolition of old bridge structures that cross the motorway at Royal Road and Huruhuru Road.
Queenstown drivers may experience some queuing at the new Kawarau Falls bridge from this week as the heritage bridge, which has taken northbound traffic over the busy holiday period, closes permanently to motorised traffic. From this week, all road users will travel on the new Kawarau Falls bridge, part of State Highway 6, through Frankton.
The Thames Coast Road, State Highway 25, remains closed between Tararu, north of Thames, and Manaia and has now become a very long work site. Escorted convoys for residents only will continue today, at times as required, Sunday 7 January, between Tararu and Te Puru. The cordons will be manned 24/7.
As a result of storm damage, heavy rain and king tides over the past two days the Thames Coast Road, State Highway 25 has suffered significant damage, says NZ Transport Agency System Manager Karen Boyt.
The NZ Transport Agency kept State Highway 1 on either side of Kaikōura closed this morning after minor rockfalls and surface flooding in several places. The highway to the south between Peketa and Goose Bay and the northern link between Clarence and Mangamaunu remains closed.