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Have Your Say On Proposed Speed Limit Changes For High Street, Motueka

Monday, 11 October 2021, 10:58 am | NZTA

If you live in Motueka or drive, bike or walk along Motueka’s High St (SH60), Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency wants to know what you think about the speed limit. Public consultation opens today (Monday, 11 October) on proposed changes to speed ... More >>

Contract Awarded To Build New Beaumont Bridge, Clutha District

Friday, 8 October 2021, 11:09 am | NZTA

A contract has been awarded to build a new, two-lane bridge over the Clutha River at Beaumont, part of SH8 in Otago, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. “A $25 million construction contract has been awarded to HEB Construction,” says Colin ... More >>

Safer Speed Limits For SH10 To Be Introduced This Month

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 1:17 pm | NZTA

New safer permanent speed limits are just around the corner on a 7km stretch of SH10 between Awanui and Kaingaroa north of Kaitaia. Waka Kotahi is moving as fast as possible under legal process to implement the changes, with the speed limits set ... More >>

Road Works Projects Get Underway In Southland, Help Keep Our Crews And All Road Users Safe

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 9:12 am | NZTA

As the weather warms up in Southland, so too does the opportunity to improve road users’ journeys by completing road works projects. Highways South, on behalf of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, will be delivering road reconstruction and resurfacing ... More >>

Fatality Crash North Of Dunedin, Large Freight Vehicles Lengthy Detour Inland

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 2:05 pm | NZTA

A serious crash north of Dunedin earlier this morning, which has killed one person, is keeping SH1 closed south of Palmerston this afternoon. A crane is on its way to the scene, with the Police Serious Crash Unit in attendance, but the highway could ... More >>

SH73, Arthur’s Pass Route Linking Canterbury And The West Coast Closed

Monday, 27 September 2021, 2:00 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has closed SH73 at the Craigieburn Cutting area this afternoon. The route links the West Coast and Canterbury. The Lewis Pass route, SH7, via Waipara and Reefton, is the open, alternative route. Extra care, given the ... More >>

Plan Ahead For Rosedale Road Closures

Monday, 27 September 2021, 9:04 am | NZTA

As construction projects in Auckland restart under alert level 3, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers making essential journeys to plan ahead for an upcoming road closure on Rosedale Road as part of the Northern Corridor Improvements ... More >>

Tākaka Hill Road Closed Friday After Slips Blocked SH60 Thursday Afternoon – 11 Am Update

Friday, 24 September 2021, 11:06 am | NZTA

The Tākaka Hill highway linking Nelson and Motueka to Mohua/Golden Bay could remain closed today due to large slips blocking the route, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. An update from the crews on site is expected around lunchtime today. SH60 ... More >>

Transport Projects Across Tāmaki Makaurau Move Back Into Gear, Border Checkpoints Remain In Place

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 9:21 am | NZTA

A number of major transport projects in Tāmaki Makaurau will resume today (Wednesday September 22) after last night’s move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3. However, southern and northern border checkpoints will remain in place with the rest of New Zealand ... More >>

Northland culvert replacement aims to help ecology flourish

Monday, 20 September 2021, 12:38 pm | NZTA

Restoring the natural marine environment around State Highway 10 south of Mangonui, is a key part of a project which will see a 50-year-old culvert replaced with a bridge designed to increase tidal flows. More >>

Rubber hitting the road in Te Tai Tokerau

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 12:38 pm | NZTA

As the weather warms up Waka Kotahi will be resealing and repairing several state highways across Te Tai Tokerau in the coming months. More >>

Tree felling after storm damage

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 3:28 pm | NZTA

The recent severe winds and stormy weather brought down numerous trees* above SH7, the Lewis Pass west of the Hanmer Springs turnoff, in North Canterbury. More >>

Overnight road closures: Kawarau Gorge, Kingston Road, Haast

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 10:50 am | NZTA

Maintenance works on and near State Highway 6, will close the Kawarau Gorge, Kingston Road and Haast Road overnight, starting this weekend, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. “We need to complete our post-winter clean-up and inspection of our network,” ... More >>

Half hour delays start next week, Upper Buller Gorge

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 10:08 am | NZTA

People who travel during daytime hours along the Upper Buller Gorge, SH6, will need to build in an extra 30 minutes from next week, 20 September. More >>

Avalanche risk keeps road into Milford Sound closed

Monday, 13 September 2021, 3:21 pm | NZTA

The highway between Te Anau and Milford Sound/ Piopiotahi remains closed today due to the ongoing high avalanche risk, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. More >>

Night closures Weld Pass, SH1, Blenheim over five nights

Monday, 13 September 2021, 11:15 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews will be working on the Weld Pass, on SH1 in Marlborough, for five nights at the end of September. Drivers will be allowed through every two hours overnight. More >>

$1.1 billion investment in Otago/Southland land transport

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 10:57 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has today announced a $1.1billion investment in the Otago/Southland land transport system to create a safe, resilient land transport system that supports economic recovery and growth. Waka Kotahi has published details ... More >>

$751 million investment for Northland’s land transport

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 10:05 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has today announced $751 million of investment in Northland’s land transport network over the next three years to improve safety, keep communities connected and support economic opportunities. The investment in ... More >>

Highway works restarting at COVID-19 Level Three

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 10:28 am | NZTA

State highway works in the South Island/ Te Wai Pounamu will resume from today (Wednesday, 1 September), with last night’s move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 for most of the country, excluding Auckland and Northland. More >>

Major Mid Canterbury intersection safety upgrade begins

Monday, 16 August 2021, 3:56 pm | NZTA

Work on a major intersection upgrade in Ashburton, Mid Canterbury, begins this week. The aim is to make it safer for school students, people who bike or walk and all road users to get around the growing town. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is working ... More >>