NCTIR - WORK NOTICE: 24/7 works on road reconstruction - SH1 past Racecourse


Starting Monday 27 July for 3-4 weeks. SH1 from the intersection of Killarney Street to South Bay Parade.


NCTIR works on the racecourse road reconstruction are set to increase to 24/7 while crew install a 240m-long temporary retaining wall (or ‘preload’) alongside the top of the northbound lane. The weight of the 2-metre preload will allow the land beneath to settle in preparation for the construction of a new lane. Works on the preload stage are due to complete ahead of the Kaikōura Hop in mid-September, with the overall project due to wrap up in December 2020.


NCTIR is reconstructing and realigning SH1 between the intersections of South Bay Parade and Killarney Street, where a retaining wall above the racecourse track has slumped. As part of these repairs the road will be moved over by the width of one lane, and the intersection into South Bay Parade will be improved with a left turning bay. A pedestrian/cycleway will be constructed along the eastern side of the road directly down into South Bay. Our Archaeology Team and Cultural Monitor are involved in this project.


Traffic management will include 24/7 one lane Stop/Go while the bund/preload is constructed.


Thank you for your patience whilst this work is completed. 
NCTIR are doing everything they can to keep everyone up-to-date as the work on the road and rail continues. They’re committed to local communities and want to know about local issues and concerns.

If you have questions, complaints or other feedback, here’s how you can reach them. 

  • Send an email to:
  • Leave a voice message via freephone: 0800 NCTIR EQ (0800 628 4737) and someone will return your call as soon as possible

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 22 July 2020