SH65 bridge closure means 45 minute night detour
23 March 2017 | SOUTHERN REGION
Bridge closure means 45 minute night detour Picton to Christchurch Alternate Highway Lewis Pass
Urgent repairs to the Ruffe Creek Bridge, north of Springs Junction, State Highway 65, will add a 45 minute detour for drivers using the Lewis Pass/ Murchison route from this Sunday night.
The work will occur over up to four nights, 26-29 March, weather dependent. If the weather is dry, it could be completed over two nights.
State Highway 65 will be closed between Springs Junction and O’Sullivans Bridge, the junction with SH6, between 10 pm at night to 5 am in the morning.
The detour via Inangahua and Reefton, will add 45 minutes to the trip.