State Highway 1, north of Kaikoura, between Mangamaunu and Waipapa Bay is now open 24/7.
- Road users are advised allow a minimum of 5.5 hours to travel between Picton and Christchurch on State Highway 1. There are mutliple roadwork site, speed restrictions and sections of road that will be under Stop/Go operation.
- When State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura is closed motorists travelling from Picton to Christchurch are advised to use the alternate route between Blenheim to Waipara via SH7, SH65, SH6, SH63. This route is open 24/7 and takes about 6.5 hours to travel.
For up to date SH1 route information visit the p2c page here: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/p2c