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  State Highway 6


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Located on the south island, SH6 is the longest single-island State Highway in New Zealand.

For most of its length SH6 is a two-lane single carriageway, except for a small section of dual carriageway in Invercargill, and passing lanes in Invercargill and Nelson.

The route features Hawk's Crag, which is a single-lane half tunnel blasted out of solid rock at Buller Gorge, the Taramakau River Bridge, which is a combined road and rail bridge, and also the longest single-lane bridge in NZ, the Haast River Bridge, which is 750 metres in length and features 2 passing bays.

Multiplexes along the route include:


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Advance Direction Sign:
AD sign approaching Hutchison St, Blenheim, September 2016.

Image © Dean Sherry

Omoto Road:
Corner of Whall St (SH6), Smith St (SH6) and Omoto Rd (SH7) at Greymouth, September 2016. SH6 turns right at this location.

Image © Dean Sherry

1 NZ Gazette, Revoking Sections of State Highway and Declaring New Sections of State Highway, 11 December 2003.

Last updated: 29-Jul-2020 0:52

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