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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Maintenance work on SH1/Evans St Timaru resumes this weekend after a short hiatus as crew members recovered from Covid-19, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

“It is going to be pretty busy for the next fortnight into December,” says John Keenan, Maintenance Contract Manager for Waka Kotahi in South Canterbury. 

“Although only two of these current projects are being completed by the South Canterbury highway maintenance team, combined with the Showgrounds intersection work by the private developer and Timaru District’s water pipe renewals, it will make travelling around South Canterbury a little busier than usual in the lead-in to Christmas. 

“We thank everyone for building in a bit of extra time at night and during the daytime work times.” 

Project sites and times (see map below)

SH1 Evans St – Jellicoe St intersection to Grants Road: three nights of work, 8 pm to 6 am, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 20-22 November. 

SH1 Evans St/Grants Road intersection: Showgrounds intersection work (utilities crossings and ducts for signals) start Wednesday, 23 November during the day through until Christmas. 

SH1 Evans St – Grants Road to Waimataitai: Likely to start Sunday, 27 November and take five nights, 8 pm to 6 am, through to Thursday night, 1 December. 

SH1 Evans St – Waimataitai to Newmans: Timaru District Council daytime work on water pipe renewals, ongoing until Christmas.

Weekend of 26 and 27 November – busy in Temuka

People are encouraged to slow down travelling through Temuka the weekend of 26 and 27 November. 

Arowhenua Marae is hosting an event and Torepe Fields is the designated parking area, in Temuka Domain. Please drive carefully and slow down over this weekend given the additional traffic around Temuka and Timaru.

Map of Timaru sites, updated timeframes: