Notice: Road closure - SH6

From 6am on Tuesday 21 May until 8pm on Saturday 25 May, the one-lane Newton River Bridge will be closed to all road users, day and night, while repairs are undertaken.

While the closure is in place, SH6 between the Murchison Limeworks and Lyell Campground will be closed, day and night with no throughfare for road users in either direction for the duration of the work. A detour will be in place in both directions from SH6/Upper Buller Gorge, via SH65 Shenandoah to Springs Junction; SH7 from Springs Junction over the Rahu Saddle; and via SH69 Reefton to SH6 Inangahua (see the map here). The detour is expected to add up to two hours travel time and 150km to your journey, so please plan ahead.

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