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Are you driving to Aoraki/Mt Cook this weekend?

Are you driving to Aoraki/Mt Cook this weekend?

The NZ Transport Agency reminds all drivers heading towards Aoraki/ Mt Cook this weekend to build in some extra time. There will be marathon runners and cyclists on this scenic highway both Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 2 pm.

As a result, the drive may take a little longer than usual on State Highway 80, the Mount Cook Road, says Transport Agency Journey Manager Lee Wright.
The road will remain open during the two events however there will be short delays at single lane bridges and at the competitor turn-around points, where Stop/Go traffic control will be in place.

“Please be patient, take extra care near traffic managers and look out for runners, cyclists and their support crews,” says Ms Wright.

Saturday, 8 October: Aoraki Mount Cook Marathon, from the Hermitage to Glentanner and return. Runners will be on the road from 8am to 2pm. There are shorter races also during this period, which will have turn-around points at various locations along the highway.

Sunday, 9 October: Aoraki Mount Cook Classic Cycle Race, from the Hermitage out to the intersection with SH8 Tekapo-Twizel Highway and return. Cyclists will be on the road from 8am to 2pm.


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