Spring scaling, abseil inspections Nevis Bluff, SH6, near Queenstown from Monday, 21 November, for a fortnight


People who use the road between Queenstown and Cromwell, State Highway 6, may spot rock debris from abseiling safety work at the Nevis Bluff from Monday, 21 November.

Road users will need to build in ten minutes extra time on their journeys as delays will be inevitable to keep road users safe, for the two weeks of work, says John Jarvis, Senior Network Manager, NZ Transport Agency.  The work will run on weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm through to Friday, 2 December. This work is subject to weather conditions.

The Transport Agency thanks everyone for their patience while this important safety work is carried out coming out of winter.

The work is part of on-going safety and monitoring of the Nevis Bluff, involving abseil inspection and rock scaling to remove loose debris, following changes to the rocky bluff as a result of winter weather.

The Nevis Bluff is about half way between Cromwell and Queenstown – 25 minutes from Cromwell, 35 minutes from Queenstown.

Nevis Bluff