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Temporary night closures Cook River bridge, South Westland, 6 km south of Fox Glacier


The NZ Transport Agency will be repairing South Westland’s Cook River bridge at nights over two week-long periods starting this weekend.

The first week of night work starts Sunday, 16 August, at 10 pm. Night work ends at 6 am the following day. The first week of night work runs to Friday morning, 21 August.

Cook River Bridge

Night work repairs will resume again from Sunday night, 23 August, to Friday morning, 28 August.

The work will allow an overhead section on one of the bridge towers to be repaired.

The Cook River bridge is part of the state highway network, SH6, six kilometres south of Fox Glacier.

Motorists will be able to get across the bridge during the night repairs every hour for a ten minute open period.

“Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause,” said Lee Wright, Transport Agency Journey Manager. “We have scheduled the works at night to minimise disruption to our road users.”

For the latest road information, freephone 0800 4 HIGHWAYS, 0800 44 44 49 or visit the Transport Agency’s website: link) and Facebook page(external link) .

For the latest Met Service forecasts, check their web site(external link).