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 with what’s going on and seek community input and feedback as we go.
However, it’s a big, fast moving job so please be patient while the works are undertaken.
Current local roadworks:
- Work is underway to make Mt Fyffe Road safe for winter and until the permanent repairs are done. It will continue until approximately 21 July. Traffic will be held up for a maximum of 5 minutes at a time and driveways will be accessible at all times. Works started at the Mill Road end and will cover roughly 3kms including the intersections.
Red surfacing has been added on SH1 by Ludstone Road to highlight the area that pedestrians use to cross. White side of lane markings have also been installed on the SH1 northbound approach to Ludstone Rd to encourage drivers to slow down as they come down the hill and approach the pedestrian island. The New Zealand Transport Agency and Kaikoura District Council continue to review the intersection and work to determine the best way to help pedestrians to safely cross SH1.
- General road safety. As we head into winter and 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 to make sure everything possible is being done to enforce careful and safe driving on our roads - do your part too.
State Highway and Route 70 Updates: the best place to get the latest information for Canterbury Region State Highway 1/Route 70 (Inland Road) updates is the NZ Transport Agency website.