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Kaikoura Rockfall Protection Canopy Work Delays For Next Month, SH1, Short Detour SH7 Waipara To Waikari For Two Nights

Friday, 16 April 2021, 3:30 pm | NZTA

People travelling between Christchurch and Picton on SH1 over the next four weeks need to factor in daytime delays south of Kaikōura where a rockfall canopy* is being completed. Night closures Sunday to Thursday with regular openings have been ongoing ... More >>

More Choices For Travel Between Papakura And Drury South

Friday, 16 April 2021, 11:03 am | NZTA

The diggers are out and shovels in the ground with construction work starting on improvements to Auckland’s Southern Motorway between Papakura and Drury which will see extra lanes added as well as a path for people on bikes and on foot. Transport ... More >>

Night Closures Pelorus Bridge, SH6, Marlborough

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 12:52 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews will be working at the Pelorus Bridge, on SH6, between Nelson and Havelock, for three nights coming up: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 19-21 April. The work will run between 7 pm and 6 am and will cause up ... More >>

Waka Kotahi Calls For Collaboration On Designing A Safer State Highway Network For Northland/north-west Auckland

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 12:15 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is keen to hear community views on the right speeds for each unique part of the Northland and north/north-western Auckland state highway network. Over the next couple of months, Waka Kotahi is inviting people in Northland ... More >>

Mangamuka Gorge Opens To Light Vehicles Over Easter Weekend

Friday, 26 March 2021, 10:00 am | NZTA

Visitors to the Far North at Easter will be able to take the direct route via State Highway 1 through the Mangamuka Gorge. The gorge route will be open to light vehicles from Easter Friday to Monday (2-5 April) between 8:00am and 7:00pm. Heavy vehicles ... More >>

NZ Power And Petrol Will Not Increase As Climate Change Kicks In

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 2:21 pm | NZTA

SH8 Roxburgh, Central Otago, flood relief project getting underway, full detour for eight days in April A one-metre square culvert will be replaced by one eight times bigger north of Roxburgh, at Pumphouse Creek on SH8 in coming weeks, says Waka ... More >>

New Lanes And Lower Speed On SH20B To Improve Travel Choices And Safety

Monday, 22 March 2021, 1:58 pm | NZTA

A reduced speed limit and new priority lanes for buses and vehicles carrying three or more people are to be implemented on State Highway 20B after public consultation showed strong support for the changes. The changes will take effect in April 2021 ... More >>

Second Turning Lane To Improve SH1 Access At Mt Wellington

Friday, 19 March 2021, 3:06 pm | NZTA

Major works about to start at the busy Mt Wellington interchange on Auckland’s Southern Motorway will reduce traffic congestion by improving access to the southbound motorway on-ramp. There will be changes to the road layout on the Mt Wellington Highway ... More >>

Three South Westland Bridges Overnight Closures Approaching For Fibre Trunk Installations

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 10:20 am | NZTA

South Westland bridges closures overnight coming up for Southern Fibre Link installations As part of the Southern Fibre Link project underway in South Westland, three South Westland bridges require overnight closures from Sunday, 21 March through to mid-April ... More >>

Full Weekend Closure On SH1 Near Hikurangi For Road Repairs

Monday, 15 March 2021, 2:41 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises there will a full road closure this weekend on State Highway 1 north of Hikurangi to carry out essential road works. SH1 will be closed in both directions about 1.5 kilometres north of Hikurangi between 8pm ... More >>

Merge Early At SH1 Greville Road On Ramp

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 10:11 am | NZTA

Motorists driving on to the Northern Motorway at the Greville Road southbound on-ramp can get ready for an earlier merge, with lane changes in place from Monday 15 March. The T2 lane as part of the ramp will merge earlier than the current layout, says ... More >>

Work To Start On Auckland’s First NZ Upgrade Programme Road Project

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 11:52 am | NZTA

The first of the government’s NZ Upgrade Programme projects in Auckland will go into construction within weeks with the award of a contract to widen the Southern Motorway from Papakura to Drury. This is a significant milestone for the NZ Upgrade ... More >>

South Canterbury Inland Route To Fairlie, SH79, 30-minute Delays For Four Weeks From Monday

Friday, 5 March 2021, 10:11 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is starting four weeks of work this Monday 8 March rebuilding a one kilometre section of highway and doing drainage work through the Kakahu area of South Canterbury, SH79. The work area is from the Kakahu rest area ... More >>

New Safer Speed Limit For State Highway 1 (SH1) From Templeton To Dawsons Road, Near Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 10:14 am | NZTA

Following public and stakeholder consultation, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has set a new permanent speed limit for the short section of State Highway 1 (SH1) from Templeton to Dawsons Road just south of Christchurch. From Wednesday 3 March, the ... More >>

Night Closures Between Hira And Rai Valley From Sunday Night, SH6, Key Route To Nelson

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 3:15 pm | NZTA

Night closures for five nights from Sunday on the Whangamoas, SH6, north-east of Nelson Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will be closing SH6 over the Whangamoas for five nights from this Sunday. The Whangamoas are between Rai Valley Saddle and Hira, ... More >>

Coast To Coast And Buller Marathon Affecting Traffic This Weekend On State Highways

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 12:22 pm | NZTA

Two sporting events this weekend, one linking the West Coast and Canterbury, the other in Buller District, will cause some traffic delays and require road users to plan ahead, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Coast to Coast multi-sport traverse ... More >>

Overnight Closures On Northern Motorway For Maintenance

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 2:35 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that maintenance work is scheduled for several nights on the Northern Motorway (SH1) between Silverdale and Puhoi starting Sunday, 14 February. The southbound lanes will be closed for five nights from Sunday, 14 ... More >>

Changes To Overnight Maintenance Closure Of Northern Motorway

Friday, 5 February 2021, 12:52 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises there are changes to the planned overnight closure of the Northern Motorway (SH1) on Sunday, 7 February. A full closure was originally planned, but now the southbound lanes will remain open. The northbound ... More >>

Mangamuka Gorge Slip Repair Makes Significant Progress

Friday, 5 February 2021, 12:45 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises there has been significant progress on repairing State Highway 1 past the big slip in the Mangamuka Gorge. The installation of steel and concrete piles to support the road above the slip has now been completed. The ... More >>

Plan Ahead And Drive Safely Over Waitangi Day Weekend

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 9:48 am | NZTA

Motorists going away for the Waitangi Day weekend are urged to plan ahead to avoid busy travel times on state highways. Drivers leaving Auckland on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, and returning on Sunday and Monday are likely to face heavy ... More >>