NCTIR teams have been working closely with local residents to ensure they are aware of these upcoming closures and the reasons why they are necessary, says Mr Knaggs.
NCTIR will provide updates if there are any changes to this timeframe during this week of 4-8 September.
NCTIR crews are looking to provide as much notice as possible and certainty to help people plan their travel and to ensure people living and working along SH1 or on the side roads are aware of these planned closures and can keep their customers informed also, says Mr Knaggs.
Whereever possible, NCTIR is co-ordinating its work to minimise the impact on road users and communities.
NCTIR crews are blasting from midday Friday (18 August) throughout the afternoon to remove loose and unstable rock on the rock face.
Given the size of those landslides, NCTIR crews are estimating that more than half of the total slip material has now been removed from the transport corridor north of Kaikoura.
The NCTIR crews are hugely appreciative of the patience and understanding of local residents and businesses who are affected by the ongoing closure and frequent movement of work trucks in the area as work continues.
will still require overflow accommodation for those workers who live elsewhere and travel to site.