Tuesday, March 28, 2023

SH6 Rock Removal - March 29 - 30

These boulders fell off the bluff and onto SH6 in July 2022.

Dellows Bluff Rock Removal  -  to stabilise cliff face above SH6

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising all travellers and regular users of SH6 about rock clearing work at Dellows Bluff which had been a problem for years.

The intention is to reduce, as much as possible, the risk of more boulders falling onto the highway and closing the road during blasting works for two night closures.

In a statement, Waka Kotahi said the planned works are set to start Wednesday 29 March and continue on Thursday 30 March between 6pm and 8pm.

Travellers should plan ahead for two night closures from Hinehaka Road to the intersection of SH6/Sh65.

The road will be closed during this time so that contractors can start work on making the cliff face safer and reduce the risks of more boulders falling onto the highway. 

Blasting and rock clearance work will be done removing dangerous rocks and overhangs from the cliff face where previous rock fall happened in July 2022.

The road will be open to all traffic outside of working hours with a temporary speed limit of 50km/h in place.

The maintenance work continues on from last year which saw SH6 at Dellows Bluff reduced to one lane with a  protective container wall between the rock face and the road and with ongoing work to a drop out site near the rockfall.

A protective container wall had been installed at the site of a rockfall at Dellows Bluff, near Murchison, on State Highway 6, which was down to the single lane in the area in 2022.

No detours are available, but Emergency services will have access through the site if required.

Tasman District Council announced to allow extra time for your journey and please be patient while the crews carry out these essential works.

TDC advise that these works may be postponed at short notice due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance and be rescheduled.

Pigeon Post News, Richmond, Tasman.

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