Thursday, July 27, 2023

NOTICE:- State Highway 6 closed southbound next week for two nights

Headwall to be placed at the end of Saxton Creek Culvert

Ensuring Safety and Progress: Crane Installation for Saxton Culvert Headwall

For anyone traveling to and from Nelson next week, it's essential to be aware of the road closure and traffic diversion due to the ongoing Saxton Creek Stage 4 upgrade. Here are the key details to take note of:

  • Dates and Timing: The road closure will take place on Monday, July 31, and Tuesday, August 1, 2023. The closure will be in effect from 7:30 pm to 6:00 am on both days.

  • Location and Closure: The closure will affect the southbound lane of State Highway 6 (SH6) in Nelson. The closure will start at the Nayland Road/Saxton Road off-ramp of SH6 and extend to the Salisbury Road roundabout.

  • Traffic Diversion: Southbound traffic will not be able to access the closed section of SH6 during the specified hours. Southbound traffic can still enter the highway from the Quarantine Road end of SH6 and exit on the Nayland Road/Saxton Road off-ramp.


  • Reason for Closure: The closure is necessary to facilitate the lifting of a headwall, which is a retaining structure at the exit of the culvert, as part of the Saxton Creek Stage 4 upgrade. Contractors need to use a crane for this operation, and for safety reasons, it has been scheduled overnight to minimize the impact on traffic.

  • Safety Measures: The closure is implemented to ensure the safety of both contractors working on the upgrade and the general public. As the lifting operation involves heavy machinery and potential hazards, it's crucial for all motorists to follow the traffic diversions and exercise caution in the area.

If you are planning to travel to or from Nelson during the specified dates and times, it's advisable to adjust your travel plans accordingly and be prepared for delays and detours. 

Stay informed about any updates or changes to the road closure schedule and plan alternative routes if necessary.

Pigeon Post News Richmond

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