From next Monday, November 1, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Nevis Bluff spring safety programme gets under way.
People who travel along State Highway 6 between Cromwell and Queenstown may spot activity above them on the rock faces that form the Nevis Bluff.
“People need to factor in short delays, up to 10 minutes at a time, weekdays, for around three weeks,” Waka Kotahi Central Otago maintenance contract manager Mark Stewart said.
The work would run for two weeks between 8am and 5pm from November 1 to 12.
“People stopped in their cars may be able to see abseilers inspecting and removing loose rock on the Nevis Bluff rock face,” Stewart said. “We need to ensure the road below is clear when rocks are being dropped or loosened.”
PHOTO: Abseilers Wayo Carson (standing) and Paul “Chinny” Chin sit tight above the Kawarau River while traffic is let through on the Nevis Bluff in autumn 2021. Credit: Engineering geologist Warrick Hamilton.
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