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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Highway repair work following recent wet weather will include some overnight works and could result in short delays for night-time road users, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

Repairs include work on slips, blocked culverts, scouring, damage to water tables, rockfall and surfacing defects, says Waka Kotahi Central Otago Maintenance Contract Manager Peter Standring.

“While today marks the start of spring, we are still feeling the impact of winter on our roads and are not over the worst of the weather with fronts on the way this weekend. It has been a particularly challenging winter, resulting in multiple minor issues across our network.

 “The most effective way to tackle this is to include some night works to limit the impact to daytime road users, starting this weekend.”

Several road work sites will be set up along the Kawarau Gorge and on Jack’s Point to Kingston highway, SH6, from Sunday, 4 September.

Drivers are asked to build in extra time and take care around road crews and traffic managers.  While there are no full closures, stop/go will be in operation and traffic will be reduced to a single lane with pilot vehicles in place to escort through some areas. 

Waka Kotahi thanks all road users for their patience while these essential repairs take place.

  • Jack’s Point to Kingston Road, SH6
    Sunday September 4 – Wednesday September 7, 8pm to 5.30 am. 
  • Kawarau Gorge, SH6
    Sunday September 11 – Wednesday September 14, 9pm to 5.30am.