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Project introduction

Work to repair damage from Cyclone Gita on State Highway 60, Tākaka Hill between Riwaka and Tākaka.

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Tākaka Hill repairs project is largely complete and two lanes are now open

On Friday 17 December the traffic light system on the Riwaka side of the hill was removed and two lanes back in action after nearly four years on this rebuild project, following Cyclone Gita. 

The speed limit will be temporarily reduced for the busy holiday period to allow motorists to adjust to the road with two lanes and for minor tidy-up works to be completed on the road sides. This will be done under localised traffic management, within minimal impact to traffic.

A long and winding road

With 15 worksites in total, the first 10 more straightforward sites were tackled in the first two years, with the remaining five more complex and highly engineered sites designed only after geotechnical investigations. They've been under construction over the past 18 months. 

The first COVID-19 shutdown in April 2020 delayed the start on this work and pushed it into the winter months, affecting its final completion date. 

Please take extra care driving this narrow and windy road

With multiple bends and no median barriers to safely separate oncoming traffic - we ask everyone to please stay alert and keep left. 

A massive thank you from the team

Thanks for bearing with us, we know these last few years have been tough on everyone who uses this key route in and out of Golden Bay. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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