One-hour Delay Wednesday Afternoon, SH6 Nevis Bluff For Blasting

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Posted 27 May, 2024
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Drivers between Cromwell and Queenstown, on SH6, will need to build in at least an extra hour next Wednesday afternoon, 29 May.

Blasting to clear loose rocks will be underway at the Nevis Bluff between 1 and 2 pm on Wednesday, says NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA).

“Blasting the unstable rock about 40 metres above SH6 is vital to ensure the on-going safety of road users,” says Peter Standring, NZTA Maintenance and Contract Manager in Central Otago.

“The difficult nature of working high above the road on the Bluff means that extended traffic delays are unavoidable for everyone’s safety.”

Currently rock scaling/removal is underway with short delays (up to ten minutes) between the two towns.

Subject to weather conditions, there will be an extended traffic delay between 1pm and 2pm, Wednesday 29 May for blasting work.

The last time blasting work was done on the Nevis Bluff by NZTA was nearly six years ago in 2018.


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