Weka Pass road work crews back on-site from Monday, April 15
The Waiho River Bridge washout took roadwork crews over to the West Coast recently, but they will be back on-site on the Weka Creek Bridge near Waipara from Monday, April 15.
The Downer contractors are removing the old concrete parapets on the Weka Creek Bridge and replacing them with new safety barriers.
Stop/go traffic management and a 30km/h speed restriction will be in place over the next few weeks while the work is underway.
A second crew will be working just up the road, widening the shoulder past Frog Rock. The road will be down to one lane and traffic management, including a traffic light, will be in place.
Contractors will closely monitor traffic to minimise delays, however people should allow an extra 10 minutes to get through Weka Pass on their way to Hanmer, the West Coast or Picton.
Easter Weekend and Anzac Day
Crews will be off the road from 12pm on Thursday, April 18 until 12pm Tuesday, April 23 for the Easter holiday period. And again between 12pm on Wednesday, April 24 and 12pm Friday April 26 due to Anzac Day.