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Last updated 10 July 2018

Planned closures on SH1 north and south of Kaikōura

In order to stabilise a rock face north of Kaikōura at Ōhau Point, a three day, daytime closure is scheduled from Monday, 6 August to Wednesday, 8 August.

On these days, State Highway 1 between Clarence and Mangamaunu will be closed each day from 8am to 4pm – and open outside of those times.

During this time any people travelling between Picton and Christchurch will need to take the Lewis Pass/ Murchison route.

If bad weather is predicted before the planned closure, this work will be postponed to the following week to ensure that SH1 and the Lewis Pass route are not closed at the same time.

View media release for more information

Closure dates are publicised as soon as they are confirmed to give as much notice as possible to drivers and the community.