The NZ Transport Agency is advising road users that starting next week (from Monday 19 October) due to construction work, temporary traffic lights will be operating at the SH7 Ahaura River Bridge.
All motorists, cyclists and pedestrians using the bridge are encouraged to prepare for potential delays of around five minutes.
The temporary traffic lights will be located at the southern end of the bridge and are expected to be in place until the end of the year.
Work being undertaken includes preparation of the new road alignment to the new bridge.
NZTA thanks all road users for their patience during the SH7 Ahaura River Bridge Replacement Project.
Once complete, the replacement bridge will improve travel times and road safety for all road users and increase the resilience and reliability of SH7 – a key inland link from Westport to Greymouth. Additional improvements include a pedestrian path on the upstream side of the new bridge, a shoulder for cyclists, pedestrian crossing facilities in Ahaura township, and improvements to the intersection of Camp Street and Clifton Street.