Full night closures Weld Pass, SH1, Blenheim over five nights from mid-February


Stop Press: The timing for this work has now been reprogrammed to start at 10pm each night and will run through to 6am. *Please see the latest (4 February) media release for the update.

*Link to latest media release

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews will be working on the Weld Pass, on SH1 in Marlborough, for five full nights mid-February 2022.

The Weld Pass, between Blenheim and Seddon, will be fully closed for asphalt resurfacing.

Given the full overnight closure from 8pm to 5am, transport companies are being given early warning, so they have time to plan around it.

The detour route will be via SH7, the Lewis Pass.

The work will run from Sunday 13 February through to Thursday night, 17 February, 8pm to 5am the next day. Weld Pass is a winding section of SH1 (see aerial view below).

SH1 will fully open each morning at 5am.

Waka Kotahi thanks all drivers who will be inconvenienced by this work and encourages everyone to plan for the opening times if they can.

Electronic mobile signs will advertise the closures at each end ie near Blenheim at the Roadhouse entry and in Seddon as well as fixed signs in other places.

Map showing location of Weld Pass, midway between Seddon and Blenheim

Weld Pass is midway between Seddon and Blenheim.

An aerial view of SH1 Weld Pass showing the location of the closure.

An aerial view of SH1 Weld Pass.


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