People wanting to give feedback on a proposal to convert a range of temporary lower speed limits introduced on the Picton to Christchurch alternate state highway route to permanent limits have one week left to have their say.
State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura was closed around 1 pm *, Easter Saturday, after a fresh slip north of an old slip site at Rosy Morn, brought down several thousand cubic metres of material. The new, large slip is around 3 km southwest of Peketa.
The NZ Transport Agency reopened State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura just before 3 pm today after clearing numerous small slips triggered by heavy rain. The highway closes at 6 pm each night and should reopen at 7 am tomorrow, barring more slips or bad weather overnight.
Traffic will be heavy on highways out of Christchurch and some parts of the South Island this weekend as people head off for Easter. The NZ Transport Agency is asking drivers to plan ahead to avoid delays and enjoy a safe trip.
The NZ Transport Agency reopened State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura earlier this morning. It was planned to reopen the highway tomorrow ready for the Easter traffic, however enough debris has been cleared behind the protective container wall near the Paratitahi Tunnels to open a day early, says Steve Mutton, Transport Agency Earthquake Recovery Manager.
Most public submissions support a NZ Transport Agency proposal to permanently reduce the speed limit from 100km/h to 80km/h, to improve safety on State Highway 6 (SH6) between Stalker Road and Hardware Lane in Frankton.
The NZ Transport Agency will close State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura between Goose Bay and Peketa tonight at 6pm for emergency stabilisation work near the Paratitahi Tunnels. The highway will be closed through to Thursday morning at 7 am.