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Call To Use Public Transport Despite Two Bridge Lanes Re-opened

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 12:25 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is urging more people to use public transport or drive via the Western Ring Route even though two additional lanes opened yesterday on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. “The extra lanes did help ease congestion last ... More >>

Two Lanes Reopen On Auckland Harbour Bridge After Successful Strut Installation

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 8:44 am | NZTA

Two additional lanes on the Auckland Harbour Bridge are now open after Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency successfully completed a complex overnight repair to temporarily fix the damaged strut. “A southbound lane in the centre span opened just after ... More >>

Bus And Ferry Demand Increases To Beat Motorway Congestion

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 3:52 pm | NZTA

Commuters on Auckland’s North Shore are starting to make better use of buses and ferries to beat the long queues of traffic travelling over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, but there’s still plenty of capacity available. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency ... More >>

Temporary Auckland Harbour Bridge Repair To Open More Lanes Starts Tonight

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 11:35 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will start work tonight on a complex and temporary repair to the damaged strut on the Auckland Harbour Bridge which has closed four lanes on the centre span. The temporary repair is to allow two lanes on the centre ... More >>

Truck Blown Over On Auckland Harbour Bridge. Expect Delays

Friday, 18 September 2020, 11:40 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises motorists to expect delays crossing the Auckland Harbour Bridge after a truck tipped over in high winds. Auckland Operations Manager Claire Howard says the medium sized truck was hit by an unexpectedly strong ... More >>

Night Time Closures And Road Layout Changes At Johnstones Hill Tunnels

Friday, 18 September 2020, 9:33 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that work is about to start on significant road layout changes on State Highway 1 (SH1) at the Johnstones Hill tunnels, north of Auckland. The changes are part of a staged sequence of work to connect SH1 to ... More >>

State Highway 6 Between West Coast And Otago Reopening Midday

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 11:21 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency plans to reopen a key link between the West Coast and Otago at midday today. More >>

Avalanche Risk Keeps Te Anau To Milford Sound Highway Closed

Monday, 14 September 2020, 3:30 pm | NZTA

A substantial slip triggered by heavy rain has closed SH6 south of Haast township on the West Coast side of this highway link to Otago, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. More >>

New Safer Speed Limit For SH8, Burkes Pass, South Canterbury

Monday, 14 September 2020, 12:09 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has set a permanent new speed limit for SH8 through Burkes Pass, in South Canterbury. In a month’s time, from 12 October, the existing 80km/h section of SH8 through Burkes Pass will be reduced to 60km/h. This change ... More >>

Safer Speed Limits Take Effect On SH16 In Auckland

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 3:14 pm | NZTA

New speed limits take effect on State Highway 16 Brigham Creek to Waimauku in west Auckland on Monday, 7 September to improve safety for all road users. After extensive public consultation, the new speed limits will help prevent people from being killed ... More >>

Submissions Sought On Proposed Speed Limit Change To SH60 Tākaka

Monday, 31 August 2020, 2:35 pm | NZTA

Public consultation opens Tuesday, 1 September, on Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s proposed speed limit changes on State Highway 60 (SH60), between Paines Ford and Tākaka in Tasman District. Making sure speed limits are safe and appropriate for ... More >>

Waka Kotahi Signs Up Alliance Partners For Northern Pathway

Friday, 28 August 2020, 2:18 pm | NZTA

The Northern Pathway project is building momentum with the selection of alliance partners to deliver the Westhaven to Akoranga section of the walking and cycling pathway. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Senior Manager Project Delivery Andrew Thackwray ... More >>

Waka Kotahi Urges Auckland To Play It Safe Under Alert Level 2

Friday, 28 August 2020, 9:04 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency urges Aucklanders to plan ahead and play it safe as people return to their cars and public transport with the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 on Monday, 31 August. The rest of the country remains at Alert Level 2. With ... More >>

Construction Projects Take Advantage Of Less Traffic Under Alert Level 3

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 11:43 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency motorway construction projects have moved to take advantage of reduced traffic volumes on Auckland’s motorways under COVID-19 Alert Level 3. Across Auckland’s motorway network, traffic volumes have dropped by as ... More >>

New Safer Speed Limits For SH1, Glenavy Through To Waitaki Bridge Village

Friday, 21 August 2020, 11:06 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has set new permanent speed limits on SH1 for the Glenavy township through to the Waitaki Bridge village, flanking both sides of the Waitaki River. From Friday, 18 September 2020, the new permanent speed limits on ... More >>

Night Closures Planned On SH1 South Of Kaikōura To Complete Critical Safety Work

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 2:44 pm | NZTA

Work to install permanent rockfall protection is underway south of Kaikōura, with night closures starting mid-August to help minimise disruption to the majority of road users during the daytime and at weekends. This work is being done both day and ... More >>

Construction Starts On Section 2 Of Glen Innes To Tāmaki Drive Shared Path

Friday, 31 July 2020, 12:42 pm | NZTA

In a major boost for walking and cycling in Auckland’s eastern suburbs, construction is about to start on Section 2 of the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path. Section 2 will close the gap in the 7km shared path between Section 1 and 3, which are already ... More >>

Auckland Projects In NZ Upgrade Programme Are Closer To Construction

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 2:32 pm | NZTA

Two major Auckland projects in the New Zealand Upgrade Programme have moved closer to construction with the release of tender documents. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has issued the Registration of Interest, to allow shortlisting for construction companies ... More >>

Good News At Cromwell Slip After A Fortnight’s Work

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 2:01 pm | NZTA

There is some good news for people who drive between Alexandra and Cromwell on State Highway 8: the slip near Deadman’s Point bridge which has slowed traffic over the past fortnight has been stabilised in recent days, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport ... More >>

Safer Speed Limits Set On SH1 And SH11 In Northland

Friday, 24 July 2020, 12:23 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi, NZ Transport Agency has set permanent new speed limits on State Highways 1 and 11 in Northland to take effect on 24 August 2020 to improve safety for all road users. After extensive public consultation, the new speed limits are to improve ... More >>