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Delays For Road Users Between Otira And Arthur’s Pass, SH73 Next Week, Electricity Conductor Repair

Friday, 17 June 2022, 2:30 pm | NZTA

People who drive between the West Coast and Canterbury via SH73 will face daytime delays next Tuesday and Wednesday, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Ventia and Transpower need to repair a damaged conductor, part of the electricity network to ... More >>

Slip At Lyell, Upper Buller Gorge, SH6, Highway To Be Reassessed Midday Tomorrow

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 10:30 am | NZTA

Highway maintenance crews continue to clear an active (ie still occurring) slip at Lyell on the Upper Buller Gorge, SH6, says Moira Whinham, Maintenance Contract Manager for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency on the West Coast. The highway has been ... More >>

Strong Winds Set To Impact Auckland Harbour Bridge

Friday, 10 June 2022, 2:49 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi advises motorists that today’s high winds may result in lane closures and speed restrictions on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Metservice has issued the wind warnings for Auckland that will remain in place throughout the day until 8pm ... More >>

Winter Blast Going Into The Weekend

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 3:21 pm | NZTA

Winter is here for many parts of the country today and into the weekend, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. “Be ready for cold and wintery conditions across the southern and central South Island and the lower North Island as we head into the ... More >>

Waitangi River Bridge Closed To Overweight Vehicles

Monday, 21 March 2022, 2:23 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi advises that overweight vehicles can no longer use SH10’s Waitangi River Bridge due to safety concerns. From today Monday 21 March, a variation will be issued for all current overweight vehicle permit holders to use SH1 as the alternative ... More >>

Auckland Harbour Bridge Maintenance To Start This Sunday

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 2:13 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi is advising motorists who cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge at night to be aware of lane closures and detours while maintenance takes place. The planned safety improvements start this Sunday at 9.30pm, and will take place over the next ... More >>

Plan For Delays, SH6 South Of Nelson Towards Murchison, Through To The End Of April

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 2:59 pm | NZTA

People driving south of Nelson towards Murchison on SH6 could face delays up to 30 minutes at a time from this week, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. <img src="" ... More >>

Reseal/rehab For Roads In Queenstown Lakes And Central Otago Ends For Another Summer Season

Monday, 7 March 2022, 3:15 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s summer works have come to a close with crews completing the equivalent of 80km of new road seal across the network over three months. This included sites across the district from Makarora, Wye Creek and Kyeburn ... More >>

Road To Zero Roundabout Project Completed Invercargill

Friday, 4 March 2022, 2:06 pm | NZTA

Southland’s newest roundabout linking Invercargill and the Bluff highway will increase safety and result in fewer crashes, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The $5 million roundabout at the Elles Road/ State Highway 1 intersection in Invercargill ... More >>

West Coast Detour For Arthur’s Pass Route Drivers This Weekend

Monday, 28 February 2022, 11:41 am | NZTA

People driving between Greymouth and Christchurch via Arthur’s Pass this weekend will need to take a detour, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The detour will be via Lake Brunner/Moana for the section of highway closest to Greymouth. Due to ... More >>

Up To Half Hour Delays Kaikōura Highway Next Week, Tuesday And Wednesday - Plan Ahead

Friday, 25 February 2022, 3:48 pm | NZTA

The steel rockmesh installed after the Kaikōura earthquakes on the cliffs south of the town will be cleared of rock build-up on two days next week, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The recent torrential rainy weather has filled up some mesh ... More >>

SH1, Main Road, Waikouaiti – Resealing Work About To Begin

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 10:42 am | NZTA

People who drive on SH1 north of Dunedin need to build in extra time in the next week or two with the Main Road through Waikouaiti getting a re-seal. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and its Coastal Otago highway maintenance team the Highway Highlanders ... More >>

South Island Road Closures Following Heavy Rain And Slips

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 10:44 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi is advising of multiple road closures across the West Coast and one in the Tasman district this morning, due to heavy rain which has caused surface flooding and slips across the region. Crews have been out since first light assessing road ... More >>

Weld Pass, SH1, Full Night Closures From Next Weekend, Slightly Changed Timeframe

Friday, 4 February 2022, 3:56 pm | NZTA

Full night closures Weld Pass, SH1, Blenheim over five nights from 13 February Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews will be working on the Weld Pass, on SH1 in Marlborough, for five nights from Sunday, 13 February. The Weld Pass, between Blenheim and Seddon, ... More >>

Heavy Rain Causing Surface Flooding South Westland And Into Otago

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 11:35 am | NZTA

The predicted heavy rain falling over SH6 in South Westland since the early hours of Wednesday is causing some surface flooding but so far no serious slips or highway delays, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. South Westland rivers are rising rapidly ... More >>

Highway Surfacing Work Underway In Timaru From Tonight

Monday, 31 January 2022, 2:19 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Aoraki Highways contracting team is starting work on several sections of SH1, Evans St in Timaru from tonight (Monday, 31 January). The work is scheduled to run through to mid-February and is weather dependent. Crews ... More >>

Haast Pass, SH6 Single Night Closure Monday Night, 31 January, For UFB Project Completion

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 12:00 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is closing the Haast Pass overnight this Monday in order for contractors to complete work on the UFB Southern Fibre Link Project. If weather does not permit work on Monday night, the closure will move to Tuesday ... More >>

Rock Stabilisation Nevis Bluff, Queenstown Lakes District, Late January To May

Friday, 21 January 2022, 2:13 pm | NZTA

The Aspiring Highways team, working for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, will begin rock stabilisation work on the Nevis Bluff, SH6, next week. As part of the agency’s ongoing safety and monitoring of the rock face, an increase in movement of one large ... More >>

Summer Ice In Te Wai Pounamu/the South Island

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 3:35 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency urges drivers to be aware of potentially hazardous ‘summer ice’ on South Island roads currently. Like the better-known black ice of freezing winter days, summer ice is often invisible to drivers but is just as ... More >>

Saddle Hill Repairs To Median Safety Barrier Delayed - SH1

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 3:03 pm | NZTA

Repairs to Dunedin Southern Motorway’s flexible median barrier at Saddle Hill are scheduled to start in about a week’s time – aiming for Wednesday, 15 December. Drivers are asked to exercise extra care on this section of SH1 motorway between ... More >>