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More safety improvement work at the Nevis Bluff near
Queenstown

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A helicopter will be used during various stages of further safety work beginning early next week at the Nevis Bluff above State Highway 6, about half way between Cromwell and Queenstown.

NZ Transport Agency Principal Asset Manager, Dunedin Roger Bailey says a start will be made on this job on Tuesday 10 April that is part of an on-going safety and monitoring programme at the Nevis Bluff. Because of the steep and challenging terrain abseil inspections will be needed in some area along with helicopter sluicing to remove any loose debris.

“Road user safety is paramount while this work is carried out, meaning some delays are unavoidable, but every effort is being made to minimise these.”

Delays of up to 10 minutes can be expected on weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm from Tuesday 10 April through to Tuesday 24 April 2012, subject to favourable weather. We apologise for any inconvenience, although road users will appreciate this is necessary to complete this important work Mr Bailey said.

Regular progress report on this work will be provided to motorists and available at www.highwayinfo.govt.nz (external link) .

For more information please contact:

Bob Nettleton
Regional  Advisor Engagement and Communications
T DDI 03 951 3005   
M  021 954 928   
E-mail bob.nettleton@nzta.govt.nz
 

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