Inland Road update 25 November 2016 10.30am

CD Canterbury

Media Advisory

Thursday 25 November 10.30am


Access from Kaikoura to the Kaikoura Emergency Access (KEA) route (Inland Road)

Plans are proceeding to provide a safe and coordinated road evacuation from Kaikoura for some residents and visitors from 1-3pm today. This is for one-way travel from Kaikoura in a southward direction only.

This process is being coordinated by the Civil Defence response team in Kaikoura and managed by the NZTA. It is subject to change due to weather conditions or safety assessments of the road.

For details see the FAQ below. Future access will depend on weather conditions and the ongoing geotechnical engineering assessments.

Safety is the first priority for drivers, passengers and contractor crews working on repairing the route.

Around 100 drivers have pre-registered their intention to travel the route.