8 Dec 2017

Kaikoura locals get first glimpse of soon-to-open SH1

From Checkpoint, 5:41 pm on 8 December 2017

Residents worst affected by the closure of quake damaged State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura got their first glimpse today of what the road will look like when it reopens next week.

The area was devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake last November, grinding the South Island's main transport corridor to a halt.

State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura opened some time ago, but today locals boarded a bus and got to see what the northern route will look like when it reopens.

Checkpoint's Logan Church went along for the ride.