Two lanes restored on State Highway 6
Two lanes restored on State Highway
State Highway 6, from Haast to Lake
Hawea, re-opened to two lanes late last night after a slip
saw several massive rocks fall onto the highway
early Thursday morning closing the road to all
The NZ Transport Agency's Senior Asset
Manager West Coast Mark Pinner says the contractors worked
from first light to dusk yesterday, blasting and removing
about 700 tonnes of rock from the site to get the highway
re-opened to two-lane traffic.
The highway was
re-opened to single-lane traffic on Friday
"The contractors will be back on site,
about 1km west of Clarke's Bluff, early this week
to complete some clean up work at the foot of the
slip. Motorists are asked to take care travelling through
For updates on highway information visit
the website www.highwayinfo.govt.nz
or phone 0800 4 HIGHWAYS 444
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