Upcoming single lane closure, SH16 Cleasby Hill Lookout


NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising road users of an upcoming planned lane closure on State Highway 16 (SH16) near Cleasby Hill Lookout from Monday 11 March.

A 24/7 single lane closure and a combination of stop-go and traffic light controls will be in place from Monday 11 March until Friday 7 June to fix two existing slips caused by severe weather events last year.

While significant emergency repair work has taken place over the last twelve months, crews now need to strengthen the road to ensure it can withstand any future weather events.

A lane closure is the most efficient way to fix the two existing slips and realign and strengthen the road. The work will also upgrade culverts and drainage to mitigate flooding and improve the roading network.

The road will be re-opened to 2 lanes of traffic over Easter weekend (12pm Thursday 28 March to 11:59pm Monday 1 April) to minimise disruption as much as possible.

People are urged to plan ahead and use the NZTA Journey Planner for real time traffic information.

NZTA thanks motorists in advance for their patience as we carry out this important work.