28 May 2016

Arthur's Pass route to close overnight

4:23 pm on 28 May 2016

Bealey Bridge near Arthur's Pass will be closed overnight tonight to allow for final repairs and for the temporary bridge to be taken down.

People wanting to travel between Greymouth and Christchurch tonight will need to use Lewis Pass on State Highway 7.

It will be closed between 8pm Saturday and 6am Sunday.

Bealey Bridge is about nine kilometres from Arthur's Pass on the Canterbury side of the Southern Alps.