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 traffic.
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 afternoon.
"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 the area."
For updates on highway information visit the website www.highwayinfo.govt.nz or phone 0800 4 HIGHWAYS 444 449.