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Work to repair Kaikōura coastline damaged in 2016 earthquake nears completion

Construction work to repair damage caused by the 2016 earthquake on the Kaikōura coastline is almost complete.

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More than six million hours have been spent on the massive project. Source: 1 NEWS

Over six million hours have been spent on the project, which is due to be completed on December 15, exactly three years since State Highway 1 was re-opened.

But there are still more than 50 milestones to meet in the area, including the completion of rail tunnels, bridge strengthening and permanent rockfall protection.

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Hundreds queued on both sides of the cordon to make the journey. Source: 1 NEWS

The reopening of SH1 in 2017 restored the coastal highway link from Picton to Christchurch.

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