Contractors are still repairing and replacing road signs and posts along South Canterbury's state highway network two months after hurricane-force winds.
New Zealand Transport Agency's Pete Connors said the September winds damaged more than 600 road-edge markers and about 100 road signs.
"There's still a bit of work to do, but it's mostly been finished off ... repairing edge-markers is reasonably easy to do, but a lot of the signs had to be made-to-order."
Connors said the repair costs for the road signs and posts would have been in the "tens of thousands" of dollars.
"In the grand scheme of things, it's not a big deal. There were farmers who had irrigators snapped in two. Our main cost was tidying up after trees toppled on to the roads," he said.
The winds on September 9 and 10 reached up to 220kmh in parts of the region.
Connors said most of the "important" road signs - such as the give-way and speed signs - were replaced quickly.
"The less important ones we have repaired when possible. In a lot of the cases, they're just on the side of the road waiting to be put back up," he said.
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