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Scheduled Road Work: SH1 Rakaia River Bridge, SH1 Ashley River Bridge and SH1 Kowhai River Bridge starting 31 July 2022

Night Works - Delays: Scheduled Road Work

SH1 Rakaia River Bridge, SH1 Ashley River Bridge and SH1 Kowhai River Bridge starting 31 July 2022

Last updated
18 Jul 2022 5:17pm

What: Night works - Cleaning three bridges on SH1

Where: SH1 Rakaia River Bridge, SH1 Ashley River Bridge and SH1 Kowhai River Bridge

When: Week commencing 31 July 2022 for about five nights

SH1 Rakaia River Bridge - 31 July, 1 & 2 August 2022

8pm to 6am - Stop/Go traffic management and temporary speed limit

Allow an extra 10 minutes for your journey

SH1 Ashley River Bridge - 3 August 2022

8pm to 6am - Stop/Go traffic management and temporary speed limit

Allow an extra 5 minutes for your journey

SH1 Kowhai River Bridge - 4 August 2022

8pm to 6am - Stop/Go traffic management and temporary speed limit

Allow an extra 5 minutes for your journey

What we are doing

We are cleaning out the drainage holes on three bridges on SH1 to decrease surface flooding during weather events.

The work will take one week - however, only one bridge will be cleaned at a time.

Traffic Impacts

Traffic management will consist of Stop/Go traffic management and a temporary speed limit overnight.

During the day the bridges will be operating normally.

Do not overtake the pilot vehicle, and follow all instructions of the crew.

OD vehicles should contact us using the details below if they think they may be affected so we can make arrangements to get you across the bridge and on with your journey

Weather Disruptions

The work may be delayed due to weather and/or other unforeseen factors, an Omicron update is below.

General Information

If you wish to provide your email address we can update you with news about this work.

Emergency services will have access at all times.

It is impossible to cover everything in a notice. If you require specific information, or you think there is something we should know, please contact us (see details below).

Queries to

Any questions with regards to the work please email: southernlink@downer.co.nz

For real-time Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency travel information visit: www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz

Phone: 0800 44 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)

And or follow https://www.nzta.govt.nz/contact-us/connect-with-us/

Thank you for your patience while we work in your area.

 

Delays and interruptions more likely with Omicron

Thank you for your patience

As well as working through winter, we have a much bigger challenge: keeping to timeframes when work crews are affected by Omicron/Covid-19.

Please be ready for possible delays affecting planned work

Where possible, our crews are working in split shifts to minimise Covid-19 transmission. But inevitably, some people will get Omicron and need time out to get better and/or to care for their whānau.

Please get in touch so we can email you updates/date changes and other information.