Essential maintenance work is planned for State Highway 1 Weld Pass next week, meaning people travelling between Blenheim and Seddon can expect short delays.
The works are planned for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights (22, 23, and 24 August) between 8 pm and 6 am.
It will see stop/go traffic management used, but this will be at a single point and moved as contractors carry out repairs along the route. This will ensure traffic delays are kept as short as possible – potentially up to 10 minutes.
Contractors will fix guardrails, clear channels and drains, replace missing edge marker posts, remove litter, as well as carry out general repairs to keep the road safe for traffic. The work has been deliberately timed to be done at night when traffic volumes are lower to minimise disruption as much as possible.
Weld Pass is a crucial part of the state highway network in Marlborough, and regular maintenance is the best way of preventing costlier repairs which can potentially have a bigger impact on road users.
While delays are expected to be minimal, drivers, particularly those with ferry connections in Picton, should factor these works into their travel plans and allow extra time for their journey.
To ensure everyone is kept safe, road users must follow the instructions of contractors and obey all temporary speed limits and traffic controls.