Source: New Zealand Transport Agency
Road users and residents who use State Highway 60 between Motueka and Appleby need to get ready for major maintenance work starting this Sunday.
A detour will be in place while the route is closed to west-bound traffic (Richmond to Motueka) to allow extensive resurfacing work to be done. The route will remain open to those travelling from Motueka to Richmond. The partial closure will be in place from Sunday, 16 October to Thursday, 20 October, between 7am and 5pm each day.
A detour route via the Moutere Highway, Main Road Lower Moutere, will be in place for west-bound road users (see maps below).
While the work is underway, temporary speed restrictions will be in place. It will mean travel times between Richmond and Motueka will be about six minutes longer for road users.
For the safety of drivers and road crews, road users are asked to please drive carefully and obey the temporary speed limits in place while this work is underway.
Partial closure details and intersection-specific maps for local people
State Highway 60 between Moutere Highway and Quayle Street/Wharf Road roundabout is closed to west-bound traffic (Motueka bound): between 7am and 5pm from Sunday 16 October to Thursday 20 October.
State Highway 60 between Moutere Highway and Quayle Street/Wharf Road roundabout will remain open for east-bound traffic (Richmond bound), but there will be temporary speed restrictions.