Transport Agency Journey Manager Lee Wright says travellers could experience delays of up to 30 minutes.
“We know that delays like this can be frustrating and inconvenient, but our work crews need to make the best use of the summer weather and the longer daylight hours to get this crucial work done. The warm and dry conditions of summer are the best conditions to carry out repairs and maintenance to the highway surface to keep it safe all year round.”
“During the summer season we try to time roadworks to create the least disruption and inconvenience to travellers. With a wet December on the West Coast we had to delay a lot of works until better weather arrived.”
Ms Wright thanked all drivers for taking care near work crews and building in extra time to their SH73 journeys.
To find out more go online and check this summer journeys web page for up to date information on road works, detours and delays. Or you can call 0800 444 449 or follow NZTA on Facebook or Twitter.