These webpages provide information about Milford Road and the unique environment that Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is working within to maintain this solitary road link to Milford Sound Piopiotahi.
2 Jun 2020
Things are going well on repairing major damage left in the wake of a huge rain storm that struck the Milford Road in early February.
The worst hit area is between the Hollyford Valley turn-off through to Milford Sound Piopiotahi, with damage at several sites along 25km of remote country with no phone, power or facilities. The large sites needing complex repairs are mostly contained in the Hollyford Valley.
Downer NZ were the logical choice to carry out the storm repairs with their extensive knowledge of the Milford Road, skilled staff and easy access to the right construction plant for a challenging job.
Good progress is being made on the design work and consenting needed before work can start on larger scale repairs to damaged retaining walls and bridges. The overall project has an estimated cost of $9 million and will continue for at least the next 12 months.
Please note: While the road is now open 24/7, it’s still subject to weather and other closures or restrictions needed from time-to-time to ensure the safety of all road users.