The NZ Transport Agency is removing short sections of edgeline rumble strips* on three southern South Island state highways after accepting suggested changes made by local cycling groups and the Waitaki District Council.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising road users to continue to drive with care, and to plan ahead for journeys this evening and over the weekend as severe weather continues to affect South Island roads. Temperatures have plummeted across the South Island, and travellers are reminded to be prepared for winter driving conditions, and carry warm clothing.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising road users that SH73 from Arthurs Pass to Jacksons is unlikely to open today. There is an Alternate Route in place via Lewis Pass SH7, please add around an hour and a half to your journey. Goat Creek Bridge is still intact, the western approach embankment has been washed away.
The NZ Transport is advising drivers that SH6 from Hokitika to Haast and SH73 Arthurs Pass between Arthurs pass township and Jackson are likely to remain closed overnight due to widespread surface flooding and slips.