Motorists travelling north from Main North Road onto the Christchurch Northern Motorway are advised to expect changes to the road layout from later this week, as work on the Western Belfast Bypass continues.
The reopening of State Highway 73 through the lower Otira Gorge and past the large Deception Point slip has gone well for the past three days, says NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager Lee Wright. “Drivers have been patient, driving cautiously and glad to get the route reopened, albeit with delays.”
The NZ Transport Agency’s new traffic signals on State Highway 1 Ashburton, near the site of the new Progressive Enterprises Countdown Supermarket, will be turned on next week, the first week of February.
NZ Transport Agency crews made good progress over the weekend clearing the significant slip which last week blocked State Highway 73 on the Lower Otira Gorge. Around 9,000 cubic metres of material was removed on Sunday.
The NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists to plan ahead and expect delays this weekend, with major road works to be carried out on the Russley Road/ Memorial Ave temporary roundabout, as work on the $112 million Russley Road Upgrade continues.