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May Road Closures Along Kawarau Gorge, State Highway 6

05 May 2023
Work to upgrade the electricity network in the Kawarau Gorge, Cromwell, means temporary road closures are needed on Wednesday 10 May 2023 between 9am and 2pm.

Aurora Energy has already replaced 20 power poles and four crossarms along State Highway 6 in March and is returning to complete Stage 2 of the project, between the Goldfields Mining Centre and Roaring Meg.

There will be an increase in the number of vehicles in the area and traffic management in place. Please obey all traffic management signs and instructions.

We ask that travellers please factor in an additional 30 minutes to their travel time from Cromwell through to Queenstown, to allow for the various traffic management sites between Cromwell and Roaring Meg.

Please be aware there will also be helicopter activity in the area during this time.

Aurora Energy thanks customers for their patience while this important work is being carried out.