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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency work is likely to affect drivers in Ashburton from this Sunday night (3 October 2021).

Ground testing will also be underway on SH1 in nearby Tinwald Monday and possibly Tuesday night overnight, with a detour for north-bound traffic.

“The work in Ashburton will run for five nights to the following Thursday night,” says Tresca Forrester, Journey Manager for Waka Kotahi.

Two sites – at the bridge and at Walnut Ave – will have night crews working with Stop/Go traffic management which may cause short delays for road users. The bridge work starts at 9pm, Walnut Ave work at 7 pm.

Ms Forrester thanked all evening and overnight drivers for their patience while the project teams complete their next stages.

Ashburton River/ Hakatere Bridge (SH1) – repair to deck after storm damage

Sunday night, 3 October to Thursday night, 7 October 2021.

9pm to 5am

The deck surface will be smoothed and reinstated after pier repairs following the end of May flood.

Full night closure Sunday, 10 October 2021: 10pm to 5am. The detour route will be sign posted, but people need to build in some extra time.

The repair to the damaged pier will be completed by mid-October with scour protection work under the bridge going through to the end of October.

Walnut Ave – roundabouts becoming traffic signal intersections (includes SH1)

Sunday night, 3 October to Thursday night, 7 October 2021.

7pm to 6am

The roundabout islands at the intersections of East and West Streets are being removed and road seal replaced.

Find out more about the Walnut Avenue intersection improvements project, part of the Government’s NZ Upgrade programme

Tinwald, SH1 Archibald St with Agnes St/Lagmhor Road

Ground testing is happening this Monday night 4 October and possibly also Tuesday 5 October 2021. The noisy work will occur earlier in the night starting at 10pm. The work will be completed by 8am the following day.

There will be a detour for north-bound traffic along Melcombe St parallel to the main road but otherwise minimum delays.

Find out more about the SH1 Tinwald Corridor Improvements project

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