Thursday, November 23, 2023

Urgent Road Works at Dellows Bluff to Ensure Safe Christmas Travel

Under Slip repairs November 2023. Credit Photo Waka Kotahi.

Four Weeks of Stop/Go Traffic Management for Dellows Bluff Improvements

Road crews are intensifying their efforts to complete essential under-slip and rockfall works on State Highway 6 at Dellows Bluff near Murchison in time for the upcoming Christmas holidays. The New Zealand Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi, has adjusted its schedule to accelerate the project, aiming for a full restoration of the highway and the opening of both lanes to accommodate the anticipated surge in holiday traffic.

Stop/Go Traffic Management: 

Commencing on Monday, 20 November, and running until Friday, 22 December, Waka Kotahi has implemented 24/7 stop/go traffic management from Hinehaka Road to the intersection of SH65 at Dellows Bluff. During this period, the road will be limited to one lane due to the narrowness of the road, the nature of the necessary machinery, and the extensive work involved. Drivers are advised to plan ahead, adhere to temporary speed limits of 50km/h, and allow extra time for their journeys.

Works Schedule and Safety Measures:

The roadwork schedule includes a pavement digout at the western end of the project site. Waka Kotahi expresses gratitude to residents and road users for their cooperation and patience during this crucial maintenance work. Drivers are reminded to follow road work signs and temporary speed limits for their safety and that of the work crews.

In the event of adverse weather conditions, there may be rescheduling of works, with updates provided. 

Public Comments:

  • Thanks - much appreciated. We are planning on departing Blenheim early on Friday, so hopefully it won't be too much of a problem. Regards, R&D.
  • Y'all are doing a great job. Good things take time. 👍👍👍
  • All over it Callum 🍞👊
  • Ewwwwssshhhh after spending 1 year on this site I gotta say, well done it's looking GREAT.

New Zealand Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi

Pigeon Post News, Richmond

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