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.
After consultation with the community in 2019 Council has lowered speed limits across Kaikōura including outside local schools, within West End and in our peri-urban area. View the new speed limits here.
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
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:
- Leave a message for NCTIR on 0800 628 4737 or email@example.com
- Contact the local police on (03) 319 5038
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.
- Real time information and updates can be found on the NZ Transport Agency website or by calling the NZTA call centre 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49).
- Keep updated on planned closures for SH1 here
- Council management of roads, footpaths and bridges
1 April 2019