Stop/Go night works planned for State Highway 1 near Blenheim


Marlborough residents and regular users of State Highway 1 near Blenheim must remember to add extra travel time to their journeys when heading through St Andrews south of Blenheim from tomorrow night (Thursday, 14 March).

Contractors are busy doing drainage, pavement rehabilitation, road resurfacing, and line marking  in the area. Currently, this is being done during the day under a temporary 30 km/h speed limit.

However, from Thursday, 14 March to Thursday, 28 March, between 7 pm and 6 am (Monday to Friday), contractors will complete the work under stop/go traffic management.

Doing the work at night when traffic volumes are lower is safer for work crews and drivers. It also means the work will have less impact on highway traffic during the day.

Contractors are making every effort to complete this work as quickly as possible and to ensure disruption for road users is minimised.

However, the stop/go night works will affect travel times, and drivers can expect short delays of up to five minutes.

Road users, particularly those with Picton ferry connections, should factor this into their travel plans.

These works are weather-dependent, and timings may change. Updates on the highway’s status can be checked on the NZTA/Waka Kotahi website.

Highway conditions – Nelson/Marlborough(external link)