TIL Freight
TIL Freight


State Highway 1 Reopening

Dec 15, 2017

Today we have witnessed the reopening of State Highway 1 along the Kaikoura Coast.   We feel it is important to provide some information about the movement of our fleet and freight along this corridor.

The reopening will come with numerous operating restrictions allowing for ongoing reconstruction and the management of safety issues.  These restrictions, including speed, numerous stop-go zones, and limited access hours will provide little relief to heavy vehicle operators especially those needing to travel at times that the road is closed (8:30pm to 7:00am).

We believe that restrictions are unlikely to lift until later in 2018, allowing for normal pre-earthquake transits between Picton and Christchurch.  While we welcome the reopening of State Highway 1, there is not a large scale opportunity to change away from the alternative route through the Lewis Pass at this time.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they arise.

We wish you, your staff and families a safe festive season and will communicate again with you in the New Year.


Best Regards


Jon Kyle


TIL Freight

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