Road Open/Closure Update – Plan Your Travel
Sh1 – South of Kaikoura Between
Peketa And Goose Bay – Open with Escorted Convoys until
State Highway 1 South of Kaikoura
is currently open between Peketa and Goose Bay for travel
through escorted convoys. The area is fragile so expect
delays and allow extra time. If at all possible please
consider delaying your travel.
Inland Route 70 –
North of Mt Lyford to Kaikoura – Closed
Route 70 is closed north of Mt Lyford to Kaikoura due to
flooding at the Whalesback diversion (around 4km North of Mt
Lyford). Geotechnical crew are on site and additional
clean-up is underway along this route for minor slips in
other areas. It is expected that this will remain closed
throughout the day.
Sh65 Section of Alternate
Route Between Picton And Christchurch – Open through a 1.5
A truck crash this morning south
of the junction of SH65 and SH6 has closed this section of
road with access provided through via a 1.5 hour diversion.
Southbound traffic is being diverted at O’Sullivan’s
Bridge, south of Murchison, onto SH6, then SH69 at
Inangahua, then SH7 at Reefton which leads them through to
Springs Junction. Northbound traffic is being diverted in
the reverse direction. Due to the weather, please take extra
care, drive to the conditions and allow plenty of time to
help keep everyone safe on the road.
Thank you for your
patience and support while our crews work hard to reopen and
keep these roads as safe as possible.
Stay up to
• Key traffic and travel source for
up-to-date information on weather and road conditions is www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic
• Important information is also shared via the
Transport Agency’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts
listed here https://www.nzta.govt.nz/contact-us/connect-with-us/
can also call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) to speak to
the call centre team who can provide them with traffic and
travel information either before they’re travelling or
when they’re on the road, safely parked off the