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Scheduled Road Work: Lyttelton Tunnel - Thursday 30 November - 9 pm to 5:30 am

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Lyttelton Tunnel - Thursday 30 November - 9 pm to 5:30 am

Scheduled Road Works

Last updated
23 Nov 2017 10:03am

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential works in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 9 pm and 5.30 am on Thursday 30 November.

Normal traffic will be restricted to single lane operation for the hours stated, therefore some delays are expected. In addition, restrictions will also apply to the movement of dangerous goods.

Dangerous goods that necessitate tunnel closures will only be allowed to pass through the tunnel between the following periods:

  • 7.00pm – 9.00pm 
  • 5.30am – 7.00am 

At this stage the next planned works will be Thursday 7 December but as this is a camera clean, the restrictions will be lifted at 2:00 am (TBC)

NZTA apologises for the inconvenience caused to road users, however, these works are necessary and need to be undertaken in this timeframe.

NZ Transport Agency apologises for the inconvenience caused to road users, however these works are necessary and need to be undertaken to maintain and increase the safety and resilience of this essential freight route for both Christchurch and Canterbury.

Attached for your information is the updated Tunnel Lane Closure schedule for October.  Please note that the schedule is subject to change, and we will endeavour to keep you informed as best we can as the project progresses.

Just a reminder, an indicative schedule of upcoming tunnel closures is available here: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/projects/lyttelton-tunnel/docs/Lyttelton-Tunnel-Traffic-Lane-Closures-Calendar-Sept-Nov-2017.pdf

Also below is an indicative timeline of restrictions and closures for the Lyttelton Tunnel related to the fire protection upgrade. For more information on the Lyttelton Tunnel fire protection upgrade go to http://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/lyttelton-tunnel/fire-protection-upgrade/