Roads

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Current local roadworks

As the rebuild gains pace you’ll begin to see more roadworks and changes across the District. We’ll do everything we can to keep you up to date. 

Council management of roads, footpaths and bridges: Work over April-June 2019 will prioritise unsealed roads, drainage, and vegetation control. Roads expected to see improvements include  Mill Road, Postmans Road, Lovers Lane, Clarence Valley Rod, Puhi Puhi Road, Kekerengu valley Road,  Waipapa Road, Mount Fyffe Road, Red Swamp Road and Schoolhouse Road.

Since the signing of the new roading contract with Downer in July 2018, Downer and Council have worked together and identified over 700 faults across the roading network. From these 700, the top priorities have now been agreed. A programme of work for the next 3 months has now been approved and a new staff member is being brought on board to keep the work on track. 

Hawthorne Bridge: We know how important it is to get Hawthorne Bridge fixed as quickly as possible.  We’re moving as fast as we can. Before we can start building we need to make sure our funders are happy with the design and plans.

Just like all our rebuild work, we’ll work as fast as is safe and affordable and keep you updated as we go.

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Parking rules 

There are parking rules and along West End and charging for parking in the West End pay and display carpark. 

The 60 minute time limit for parking in front of businesses is enforced, with cars who overstay the limit given infringement notices. For the West End pay and display carpark, parking fees need be paid and tickets properly displayed. Cars not displaying correct tickets will receive infringement notices. Read more 

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Speeding or unsafe driving: 

With the increased traffic on our roads due to the rebuild and NCTIR work, please take extra care. Drive to the conditions and watch your speed. We're working with NCTIR and the police to make sure everything possible is being done to enforce careful and safe driving on our roads - do your part too. Complaints should be referred to the police as soon as possible after they happen. You can:

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SH1

SH1 north and south of Kaikōura is open for travel 24/7. Roadworks are still present and the road  may close during heavy rains or severe weather.

All travellers should check for the latest updates before they travel.

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Useful links: 

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1 April 2019