Tākaka Hill seven nights of traffic closures from Monday night, 5 July to early Monday morning, 12 July


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s repair work on SH60 over Tākaka Hill will involve seven nights of traffic closure from Monday night, 5 July (the week after next).

Please note, Term Two for school pupils ends on Friday, 9 July so anyone heading to or from Tākaka that first weekend needs to factor this into their travel. 

A large, replacement steel pipe or culvert has to be installed under the highway to ensure the site drains properly in future heavy rainfalls. 

This is the first in a number of night closures planned in coming months on SH60, aiming to restore the road to two-way traffic before this summer holiday season. 

Times closed: Monday, 5 July to Monday, 12 July, 9 pm to 5 am each night/ early morning. 

Waka Kotahi thanks all users of the Tākaka Hill highway for their patience while the highway is reduced to a single lane for repairs, and planning around the night closures. 

Emergency vehicles will be accommodated at all times. 

Site 11, near the top of the repair area. (See map below for location)

The five complex sites currently being repaired:

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