The NZ Transport Agency reminds road users that State Highway 1 through Kaikōura, between Picton and Christchurch, will re-open for night-time travel from Monday, 30 April. This is the first time the highway will be open 24/7 since the November 2016 earthquake.
Flexible safety barriers to help prevent people dying or being seriously injured in a crash and rumble strips to give drivers a wake-up call if they stray across the line are amongst improvements people would like to see on State Highway 1 through Mid-Canterbury.
High winds have reduced the time available for abseiling and rock removal work needed on the south side of Kaikōura today, says the NZ Transport Agency. The highway is closed south of the town today for essential safety work in the lead-in to being fully open round the clock from 30 April.
The NZ Transport Agency is closing SH1 through Kaikōura early this afternoon at 5 pm instead of 7.30pm as a precaution with heavy rain falling today and snow forecast for overnight on the Kaikōura ranges.
As part of its annual minor safety improvements programme, NZ Transport Agency crews will soon begin working at a number of intersections on State Highway 60 in Tasman District, Three Brothers Corner to Mapua turn-off, Mapua Drive.
The NZ Transport Agency on Friday this week unveils a locomotive-sized billboard near a railway level crossing in Mid Canterbury, at Hatfield Overdale Road. (Just off State Highway 1, south of Rakaia.)
The Takaka Hill road into Golden Bay (SH60) will be open all day and all night, barring further closures due to more slips or incidents, from this Saturday morning at 6 am, says the NZ Transport Agency.