Overnight work in Chertsey, SH1, Mid-Canterbury next week, short detour


People who drive through Mid Canterbury after 7pm at night and before 6 am will face a short detour route at Chertsey, south of the Rakaia River, from Monday, 23 January, for up to five nights.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews are repairing and resurfacing an area of highway adjoining the rail level crossing. Drivers will be detoured east of the highway onto Chertsey Line Road and Chertsey Kyle Road.

The section of highway near the rail level crossing (on the south side) is being milled up and stabilised with foam bitumen treatment and will then be resurfaced with new chipseal.

There will be some traffic management set up ahead of the Monday night start, so people may see activity around the site from the weekend before, from Saturday night, 21 January.

The foam bitumen process reduces the time and disruption for road users.

“Given the tight constraints of the site and the close proximity of the rail line, work periods have been careful selected to avoid peak traffic flows,” says Mark Pinner, System Manager for Waka Kotahi Central South Island. “The detour ensures that crews can undertake works safely and efficiently and return the highway back to normal as fast as possible. We appreciate everyone taking care while this work is underway in Chertsey over several nights.”