Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Stoney Creek Bridge, State Highway 7, four nights of closure

Drivers who travel on State Highway 7 between Greymouth and Reefton overnight need to be ready for some delays at the end of this month.

The Stoney Creek Bridge, north of Ikamatua, south of Reefton, is being strengthened by NZ Transport Agency crews.

This work on the bridge piers will see the bridge closed every night between 10 pm and 6 am, from Sunday, 23 September, to Wednesday night/ Thursday morning, 27 September.

Most vehicles will be allowed to go across at the top of each hour during a brief opening, but drivers of vehicles weighing more than 3,500 kg/3.5 tonne will not be allowed across at all during the night closure.

Alternative route for vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonne
The alternative route is along the Coast Road north of Greymouth (SH6), to Inangahua and south to Reefton on SH69. SH6 also has a number of slow sections near Punakaiki with one-way traffic controlled by traffic signals due to cyclone damage earlier this year.

“Thanks to all drivers for taking care around our crews or on the alternative route while we get this bridge strengthening work completed,” says Transport Agency Senior Network Manager Colin Hey.

• Emergency vehicles will get across the bridge.

• This work is weather dependent so if it is wet that week, it may take a night or two longer to complete.


How to stay up to date:
• 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)
• www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic
• Facebook www.facebook.com/nztasouthisland
• Twitter NZTA Canterbury/ West Coast https://twitter.com/NZTACWC
• Journey planner: http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Education: Primary School Teachers On Strike Again Today

More than 100,000 primary school students in Auckland will be home from school today as teachers and principals walk off the job for the second time this year.

It's the start of a week of rolling one-day strikes around the country, after the collapse of contract negotiations last Thursday.

Several rallies are being held across the city this morning, leading to more than 100,000 students missing school today. More>>

 

"Process Was Sound": Inquiry Into Haumaha Appointment Released

The Inquiry’s purpose was to examine, identify, and report on the adequacy of the process that led to the appointment. It found the process was sound and no available relevant information was omitted. More>>

ALSO:

Govt Loses In Supreme Court: Call For Debate On Prisoners' Right To Vote

The court earlier this week upheld a High Court decision which found that a law restricting a prisoner's right to vote was inconsistent with the Bill of Rights. More>>

ALSO:

Shenanigans: NZ First Accepts Jami-Lee Ross Proxy Vote

The New Zealand First caucus strongly believes that in terms of the Electoral Integrity Amendment Act, that someone in Mr Ross’ position should resign his seat... the New Zealand First Whip will use Mr Ross’ proxy–to be exercised at all times in support of the vote of the National Party... More>>

ALSO:

Call For Conversation: Do You Know What Data Is Being Collected About You?

New Zealand Maori Council has called on a national conversation when it comes to data sovereignty asking the question “just how many people know what data is being collected, why and how is it being used?” More>>

Economic Policy: Gordon Campbell On The Aussie Banks And Their Profits

Some folk rob you with a six-gun, as Woody Guthrie once memorably put it, and some rob you with a fountain pen. And some do it in broad daylight without blinking, while the government looks on impotently. More>>

ALSO:

Drug Law: Cost Benefit Analysis Shows Reform Stacks Up

Both decriminalisation of drugs and introduction of a strictly regulated market for cannabis are fiscally positive. Shifting away from a punitive response to drug use would significantly reduce costs in the criminal justice system. More>>

ALSO:

Strike Looms: DHB Midwives Reject Pay Offer

More than 1100 District Health Board (DHB) employed midwives have voted overwhelmingly to reject the DHBs’ pay offer and to go on strike... Industrial Co-leader Jill Ovens says the idea is to maximise disruption for the DHBs while minimising the effect on women and their babies. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels