Sealing on SH1 requires lane reductions and ramp closures
We have completed sealing on the SH1 right-hand lanes and will now start the resurfacing of the middle and then left lanes just north and south of the Waimakariri Bridge.
From Sunday night 1 November for 4 weeks, SH1 traffic near the Waimakariri Bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction overnight. To enable this work, on and off-ramps in this area will also need to close:
- Chaneys off-ramp will close day and night
- Tram Road on-ramp will close overnight
- Tram Road off-ramp will close at night for the first two weeks and fully close for the second two weeks.
A 50km/h speed limit will be in place during the work, this will reduce to a 30km/h speed limit when the chip seal surface is new and needs to bed in. Motorcycle riders please be aware of loose gravel.
Please expect delays around the ramp areas during peak hours. Diversions will be in place. This work should not create any significant delay overnight when the work is underway. This work is weather dependent so may take longer than planned.