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    July 26, 2018
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PLANNED THREE DAY, DAYTIME CLOSURE FOR STATE HIGHWAY 1 NORTH OF KAIKOURA Ohau Point rock face with the highway directly below. The lighter-coloured area of rock face on the point will soon be getting rock anchors to make it more stable. A closure is necessary as it's dangerous work happening right above the road so strict safety In order to stabilise a rock face north of Kaikõura at Ohau Point, the NZ Transport Agency has scheduled a three day, daytime precautions must be put in place. The highway closure from Monday, 6 August to Wednesday, wll be open outside these hours - 4pm to 8am 8 August. State Highway 1 between Clarence each evening and overnight unless there are and Mangamaunu will be closed each day from further weather events or other reasons for 8am to 4pm. During this time any people travelling between Picton and Christchurch will need to take the State Highway 1 south of Kaikõura and the Lewis Pass/Murchison route. The daytime closures are essential to carry out work that can't be completed safely with f bad weather is predicted before the planned vehicles on the highway beneath the rock face, closure, this work will be postponed to the says Tresca Forrester, Network Operations Manager for the North Canterbury Transport Lewis Pass closed at the same time,' she says. Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) alliance. The work involves drilling rock anchors into have an impact on the community, the 1000 tonne rock (400 cubic metres) above the freight industry and all road users. We are all road to stabilise it, followed by grouting. Ms committed to getting this highway safely rebuilt Forrester says overnight closures, which we will keep road users informed on KEY INFORMATION Inland Road via Waiau and Mt Lyford (Route 70) will remain open. . Closure dates Monday 6 August to Wednesday 8 August . Closure between Clarence and Mangamaunu . Closure times between 8am 4pm dail . SH1 south of Kaikõura and Inland Road following week. We will not have SH1 and the (Route 70) will remain open : Closure is subject to favourable weather HOW TO STAY UP TO DATE: Call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) . Visit We understand that these day closures and making the coastline as safe and resilient as possible NZTRANSPORT New Zealand Government KiwiRail: North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery