Less than two years after it was started, the NZ Transport Agency’s new $25 million road bridge across the Taramakau River, between Kumara Junction and Greymouth, will be officially opened to traffic and people on Sunday afternoon, 22 July, 2018.
In preparation for a $2 million realignment of the South Island’s Lewis Pass highway (SH7), Transport Agency crews will be clearing a stand of trees this week. The road construction work will take place over the 2018/19 summer roadwork season.
The NZ Transport Agency is asking motorists to stay up to date with road conditions between Opotiki and Gisborne (SH2) as severe weather may mean the Waioeka Gorge will close today at 3pm as a safety precaution.
The NZ Transport Agency is continuing to make an area of the Upper Buller Gorge, SH6, between the Iron Bridge near Inangahua and Murchison, safe for road users today. The highway is likely to be closed to traffic until the late afternoon at the earliest.
The NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists to stay up to date with road conditions between Opotiki and Gisborne (SH2) as heavy rain has meant the Waioeka Gorge will remain closed overnight as a safety precaution.