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Scheduled Road Work: Upcoming Interruptions on the Southland State Highway Network

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Upcoming Interruptions on the Southland State Highway Network

Last updated
3 Apr 2020 1:50pm

Interruptions on the Southland State Highway network

Highways South continues with essential maintenance of highways in Southland during this Level 4 lockdown.  We are grateful to our crews for continuing with this work and we are minimising (and where possible eliminating) physical interactions among staff and with customers and have strict hygiene and safety measures in place.  We would appreciate that people do not put our crew or their families at risk by approaching them during the current lockdown. Please call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS with any state highway concerns and we'll follow these up promptly. We appreciate your help with this.

Next week there will be the following essential maintenance happening on Southland highways:

  • SH99 at Steele Rd, this job is almost complete with line marking due to happen on April 5th (weather dependent).  Once this has finished, all traffic management will be removed.
  • SH6 at Tothill’s Creek south of Winton, work continues here for next week, with only a shoulder closure in place (this should not be disruptive to traffic)
  • SH6 south of Lochiel, there will be temporary traffic lights in place for the construction of an accessway next week
  • Pavement marking throughout the network to ensure this is complete prior to winter (this should not be disruptive to traffic)

Any third-party work on state highways will be limited to be essential activities only, and all other sites shut down ensuring they remain safe for the duration of the lockdown period

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!

Please stay safe and well and look after each other.


For more information on road conditions and road works in the region:

All regions -

Southland District Council roads  -

For Clutha District Council roads -

For Gore District Council roads -

Invercargill City Council -

Highways South Facebook page


For those continuing your journey into regions outside Southland, you can sign up to receive emails about work on those highways here:

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Central Otago –