Highway conditions

South Island

SH 6 Haast To Makarora (gates Of Haast To Haast Pass - Diana Falls)
Impact: Road Closed
Description: Rock falls
Comment: From Monday 25 August The Road Will Open At The Slip At 8am This Section Of Road Will Be Closed Every Night From 5pm To 9am At The Slip. The Road Will Close At Haast At 4pm And Reopen 8:30am. At Makarora The Road Will Close At 4:30pm And Reopen At 8:30am. Delays Or Closures May Be Necessary At Other Times In The Event Of Further Heavy Rain Or Slips.
Scheduled time:
Start: 1 Aug 2014 14:00
End: 31 Dec 2014 00:00
Detour route: N/a
Update received: 22 Aug 2014 17:00
Expected resolution: Until further notice
SH 60 Takaka Hill
Impact: Caution
Description: Slip
Comment: The Road Has Been Reduced To One Lane Prior To The Summit Of The Hill. Motorists Are Advised To Expect Minimal Delays While Work Is Being Completed In The Area.
Detour route: N/a
Update received: 19 Aug 2014 07:19
Expected resolution: 31/12/2014 17:00
SH 67 Westport ( Orowhaiti Bridge)
Impact: Vehicle Restrictions;
Speed restrictions in place
Description: Bridge Repairs
Comment: 30km/h Speed Restriction In Place And The Bridge Is Restricted To Single Lane
Scheduled time:
Start: 15 May 2014 08:31
End: 1 Sep 2014 08:00
Detour route: Signed Detour In Place
Update received: 22 Jul 2014 06:29
Expected resolution: Until further notice
SH 60 Riwaka Valley Rd
Impact: Caution
Description: Maintenance
Comment: Single Lane Priority Signage Installed Caution Required
Scheduled time:
Start: 27 Jun 2014 16:10
End: 26 Sep 2014 16:10
Detour route: N/a
Update received: 27 Jun 2014 16:16
Expected resolution: Until further notice
SH 74 Horotane Valley Rd Bridge
Impact: Vehicle Restrictions;
Road constricted for oversize and non-standard vehicles
Description: Other details
Comment: Oversized Vehicles Will Be Restricted. Travel Will Only Be Permitted Monday To Friday Between The Hours Of 9.00am To 4.00pm
Detour route: N/a
Update received: 12 Jun 2014 10:07
Expected resolution: Until further notice
SH 74 Anzac Drive
Impact: Vehicle Restrictions;
Road constricted for oversize and non-standard vehicles
Description: Earthquake Damage
Comment: Bridge Restricted To Overweight Loads Due To Earthquake Impact. Bridge Not To Be Crossed By Any Overweight Loads Except For Iso Containers Being Moved On Existing Overweight Permits. Any Other Overweight Loads (including Those Travelling On Area Permits) Will Be Considered On A Case By Case Basis.
Detour route: Sh1 Or Sh73.
Update received: 12 Jun 2014 10:07
Expected resolution: Until further notice
General Warnings
  • 30 May 2014 12:27 Winter Driving Conditions Exist Over The South Island. Watch For Ice And Grit Particularly In Shaded Areas And On Bridge Decks. Carry Chains When Traveling The Alpine Passes.
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