Motueka River Bridge maintenance from end of this weekend, at nights, detour in place overnight


Motueka and Tasman Bay drivers who use the Motueka River Bridge, SH60, between Motueka and Riwaka, after 9 pm at night will face a detour route from this Sunday night, 21 June (please note, this date is a week later than originally notified, due to the weather forecasts. Check the link below to be sure this work starts this weekend).

“From Sunday to Wednesday, 21–24 June after 9 pm at night to 5 am the following morning, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency road crews will be doing annual safety maintenance on the bridge joints,” says Waka Kotahi Top of the South System Manager Andrew James.

Drivers will be detoured to the Motueka Valley highway, Alexander Bluff Road, Motueka River West Bank Road, Old Mill Road, Swamp Road and Umukuri Road (reverse for southbound traffic).

“If there is an emergency, those services will be able to get over the bridge,” says Mr James.

This detour route may get icy overnight and in shady patches so drivers should always be ready to lower speeds and drive to conditions.

Waka Kotahi thanks everyone for their patience and taking care on the detour route while this annual safety work is underway.

This work is weather dependent so for updates check here: link)

Motueka River bridge on SH60

The Motueka River bridge on SH60.

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