SH1 north of Kaikoura closing to stabilise rock face

State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura will be closed today to allow workers to stabilise a rock face.

SH1 will be closed to help stabilise a rock face north of Kaikoura at Ohau Point. Source: NZTA

The New Zealand Transport Association (NZTA) last week announced three daytime closures between Monday and Wednesday in order to stabilise a rockface north of Kaikoura at Ohau Point, but they were unable to do so due to bad weather.

The transport agency was forced to close the road today, as work cannot be completed while vehicles are on the road as a safety precaution.

Ohau Point, north of Kaikoura. Source: NZTA