Last updated 20 September 2019
Hāpuku Bridge, just north of Kaikōura, needs some structural repairs to the bearings, and to do this safely we need to close the bridge for up to two hours at a time while we lift and lower the bridge decks. To minimise any disruption to road users, this will be done at night when traffic volumes are low.
To reduce the impact of traffic loading on the bridge it is currently one-way with a speed limit of 30km. This will remain in place until the completion of the bridge repairs. The repair works will require jacking up the bridge decks by 10mm so that we can work on the bearings underneath. The bridge has three decks each supported by four piers. Work will not be visible from the road as we are working under the bridge. Provision will be made for emergency services. The work is not weather dependent.
When: Starting in the early hours of Tuesday 24 September and then every Tuesday for 13 weeks (last closure 17 December).
Time: Between midnight and 2am, each Tuesday.