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Expect delays getting in and out of Lyttelton Tunnel Thursday night


The NZ Transport Agency advises Lyttelton people and anyone coming into or going out of Lyttelton via the tunnel to expect short delays Thursday night, 7 April after 8 pm, due to essential tunnel maintenance.

Lyttelton Tunnel

Contractors will be undertaking works in the Lyttelton Tunnel overnight Thursday, 7 April from 8 pm through to Friday, 8 April, 2 am. The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through the tunnel, and dangerous goods vehicles will not be permitted.

Normal traffic will be restricted to single lane operation after 8 pm and before 2 am, so around 10 minute delays at each end are expected.

  • Dangerous goods movements which require tunnel closures for other traffic will be restricted to 7-8 pm on Thursday and 2-7 am on Friday.

“The Transport Agency apologises for the inconvenience caused to road users, however these works are for essential maintenance and need to be undertaken in this timeframe,” said Transport Agency Journey Manager Lee Wright.