Regular closures of SH1 south of Kaikoura sheduled
For our guests who are planning on visiting with us over the next few months please take note of the latest update from NZTA in regards to the State Highway 1 Coastal Route between Kaikoura & Christchurch. Latest update
The new regular open/closed schedule will take effect from Tuesday, 20 June and will run through to the end of September.
Summary of the new open/closed schedule for SH1, south of Kaikoura:
SH1 south of Kaikoura will be open from 7am to 6pm daily, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday to all traffic.
SH1 south of Kaikoura will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with convoys for locals only at 7am and 6pm. The first road closure will start on Tuesday, 20 June.
Road users will need to use the Waiau/ Mt Lyford Inland Route 70 during the weekday closure times and overnight when the state highway is closed.
Active traffic management with be in place when the highway is open so delays should be expected on the approach to Kaikoura on these days.
As always, this work is dependent on weather and seismic conditions and in the event it needs to change or close outside these times, the NCTIR team will provide information as quickly as possible.
Please also remember to expect trains: work trains have started to operate between Christchurch and Kaikoura as well as between Picton and Clarence.