Last week was a challenge for everyone living in or travelling within Southland. Thanks for your patience as our team worked hard to re-open highways and manage those which needed to remain closed for the safety of all road users. Many people remain affected by the flooding and our thoughts go out to them.
In terms of the Southland network, the only remaining disruption from the flooding is a speed restriction at McNab just out of Gore. While the road into Milford remains closed, the NZ Transport Agency reports good progress has been made building a four-wheel drive, single-lane route into Milford for urgently needed services, tradespeople and contractors.
Interruptions on the Southland State Highway network
Maintenance and renewal work on state highways continues this month and next week you can expect delays and disruptions at the following locations for this work:
For information on work or events on the State Highway that may have an impact on your travel in the coming week you can look here, these are listed below also. The works are weather dependent so timing may alter based on this.
There is usually a temporary speed limit of 30 km/h at each site, please slow down (including when the sites are unattended) so all our crews can get home safe to their families each night, and so that repairs on the highways take hold. Thanks, we appreciate your patience at these sites!
This week you can expect disruptions at the following locations:
Scheduled Highways South & South Roads works (weather dependent):
* Please note that there will also be pavement marking happening in the following areas, operating under stop/go:
3rd party work with traffic management in place
The works are weather dependent so timing may alter based on this. There is usually a temporary speed limit of 30 km/h at each site, please slow down (including when the sites are unattended) so all our crews can get home safe to their families each night, and so that repairs on the highways take hold. Thanks, we appreciate your patience at these sites!
Events coming up in the region which may have an impact on traffic volumes:
Other points to note:
Please drive safely, be patient on the roads and arrive at your destination safely.
For more information on road conditions and road works in the region:
All regions - https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/regions/14
Southland District Council roads - https://www.southlanddc.govt.nz/my-southland/roading/road-works-and-closures/
For Clutha District Council roads - https://www.cluthadc.govt.nz/your-services/roadbridgewaternotices/Pages/default.aspx
For Gore District Council roads - http://www.goredc.govt.nz/our-services/roading/road-closures-and-road-conditions
Invercargill City Council - https://www.facebook.com/InvercargillWordontheStreet/
Highways South Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HighwaysSouthNZ/
For those continuing your journey into regions outside Southland, you can sign up to receive emails about work on those highways here:
Coastal Otago - firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Otago – email@example.com