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

 

Glenhope slips cleared, State Highway 6 reopening 1 pm

14 November 2019

Glenhope slips cleared, State Highway 6 reopening 1 pm today

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will open SH6 through Glenhope north of Murchison, in Tasman District, at 1 pm today (Thursday, 14 November).

Crews have worked hard since Sunday evening to clear large trees and rocks brought down by the flooded creeks and work will continue on redirecting creeks and culverts in coming days.

“The highway and cleaned-up areas were not badly affected by last night’s overnight rain,” says Andrew James, System Manager for the Transport Agency.

He asked people to remember that when SH6 opens this afternoon, there will be sections that will remain under temporary speed limits through the damaged section, between Kawatiri and Glenhope.

“There is ongoing work required to clear remaining flood debris and get water flowing back into culverts and channels over the upcoming weeks. Some of this work will require single lane, Stop / Go closures for periods during the day. We thank everyone for bearing this in mind on their journeys and building in extra time.”

Temporary speed restrictions barriers and narrow lanes will be in place for some time until permanent repairs can be completed, where the road shoulders and barrier protection have been washed away by the flood waters and debris.

• Yesterday’s update with photos of the large boulders crews have had to remove and break apart: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/media-releases/glenhope-slips-clean-up-going-well-sh6-north-of-murchison-aiming-to-reopen-thursday-by-lunchtime/

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Rivals For The Covid Saliva Testing Dollar

If you want a good insight into what the limits of tiny, barely discernible steps to reduce poverty actually look like, delve into the latest Statistics Department figures on poverty in New Zealand Most of the nine measures utilised reveal little or no progress in combatting poverty over the 21 months to March 2020... More>>


 

Government: Reserve Bank To Take Account Of Housing In Decision Making

The Reserve Bank is now required to consider the impact on housing when making monetary and financial policy decisions, Grant Robertson announced today. Changes have been made to the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee’s remit requiring it to take into ... More>>

ALSO:


RNZ: Alert Levels Remain

There are no new community cases of Covid-19 today, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says at least half of the Papatoetoe High School community have been tested and the results that have come through so far have all been negative... More>>

ALSO:

Stats NZ: Latest Release Of Child Poverty Statistics

All measures of child poverty were trending downwards, prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, across the two years since year ended June 2018, Stats NZ said today. The COVID-19 lockdown in late March 2020 affected Stats NZ’s ability to collect data from households ... More>>

ALSO:


NZ Initiative: New Report Highlights How Our Housing Crisis Could Worsen If We Don’t Act Now

If New Zealand politicians thought the housing crisis in 2020 was bad, the worst is yet to come, warns a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. In The Need to Build: The demographic drivers of housing demand , Research Assistant Leonard Hong ... More>>

Parliament: Kiwi MPs Among The “Most Educated In The World”

New analysis of MP qualifications reveals New Zealand’s Parliament is one of the most educated and highest qualified in the world, and significantly more educated than Australia’s. The research, by Mark Blackham of BlacklandPR and Geoffrey Miller ... More>>

The Dig: An Illogical Ideological Struggle

Dig beneath all the trade wars and the arguments to the effect that the USA should not permit China to achieve economic and technological superiority, or even parity, and you find the real reason behind the conflict... More>>

Travel: Government Eases Visa Restrictions For Visitors In New Zealand

Visitor visa holders will be able to stay in New Zealand a little longer as the Government eases restrictions for those still here, the Minister of Immigration has announced. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels