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Ground Surveys To Inform SH16 Brigham Creek To Kumeū Design

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 9:16 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is about to start geotechnical surveys on State Highway 16 to inform the design of safety improvements along the road corridor between Brigham Creek and Kumeū. This is Stage Two of planned safety improvements on SH16 ... More >>

Mackenzie District’s New Pull-over Areas, Part Of NZ Upgrade Programme, Tenders Going Out For Four Main Packages Of Work

Monday, 30 November 2020, 10:54 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is tendering for new highway pull-over areas in the South Island’s Mackenzie Basin alongside improvements to existing stopping places. This project, which combines safety with enhancing the visitor driver experience, ... More >>

Safer Speed Limits For SH1 Waikuku To Lineside Road, North Canterbury

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 3:03 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is reducing speed limits on State Highway 1 (SH1) in North Canterbury to help keep people safer on our roads. New permanent speed limits from SH1 Waikuku to Lineside Road will come into effect from Tuesday, 15 December ... More >>

New Signs To Discourage Roadside Littering In Northland

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 1:02 pm | NZTA

<img src="" width="720" height="415"> New signs to discourage littering are being erected across Northland this summer, while a COVID-19 work programme lends ... More >>

Community Invited To Have Their Say On Improving SH75 Halswell Road For Public Transport

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 12:38 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is asking people for ideas on how to make Halswell Road (State Highway 75), south-west of Christchurch, better for bus users. The 2.5 km section of Halswell Road being consulted on runs between Curletts/ Hoon Hay Road ... More >>

New Speed Review Proposal For SH10 Awanui To Kaingaroa

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 12:10 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has revised its speed review proposal for State Highway 10 Awanui to Kaingaroa to include variable speed limit zones around marae. It’s calling for new feedback from the community. Last year Waka Kotahi proposed ... More >>

SH73 Waimakiriri River/Bealey Bridge Essential Repairs Over Three Nights

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 10:52 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will be repairing the single lane Bealey Bridge, Upper Waimakariri Gorge, SH73, over three nights this weekend onwards. SH73 will be closed at the Bealey Bridge at 7 pm on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, 22-24 ... More >>

Tapanui, SH90, And Rosebank Near Balclutha, SH1, Otago, Speed Review Outcomes Announced

Friday, 13 November 2020, 2:50 pm | NZTA

New speed limits will be put in place in two Otago towns from Friday, 4 December, following speed reviews over the past year. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has set a new permanent speed limit on SH90, through Tapanui, West Otago, extending the 50 ... More >>

Weekend Closures To Allow Road Widening On SH20B To Airport

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 10:06 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 20B will be closed over two consecutive weekends, starting Friday, 13 November, to allow essential road construction work to proceed safely. Waka Kotahi and Auckland International Airport Limited are ... More >>

New Permanent Speed Limits For Yaldhurst Area

Friday, 6 November 2020, 11:39 am | NZTA

Speed limits are changing in the Yaldhurst area after consultation conducted jointly by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Christchurch City Council. “The speed limits on Yaldhurst roads have been the subject of ongoing community calls for reductions, ... More >>

Waka Kotahi Monitoring Strong Winds On Auckland Harbour Bridge

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 2:44 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is closely monitoring conditions on the Auckland Harbour Bridge, and is advising motorists to be prepared for potential disruptions in the event that lanes on the bridge are closed. “We’re keeping a very close ... More >>

Traffic Lights Signal Completion Of SH1/Tarewa Road Upgrade

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 2:48 pm | NZTA

The upgraded intersection on State Highway 1 at Tarewa Road will be fully open to traffic on Monday, 2 November, completing the last of six Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency projects to improve SH1 through Whangārei. The traffic lights will be switched ... More >>

Annual Auckland Marathon Closes Bridge Lanes On Sunday Morning

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 10:45 am | NZTA

The annual Auckland Marathon takes place on Sunday morning, 1 November, and will have an impact on the Northern Motorway and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the two southbound clip-on lanes of the bridge will be closed ... More >>

Community Invited To Check Out Māngere Bridge Progress

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 2:57 pm | NZTA

With the easing of COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions on crowd gatherings, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is delighted to invite people to an information day for the Old Māngere Bridge Replacement project. The information day will be a chance for people ... More >>

Nevis Bluff, SH6, Spring Programme – Rock Stabilisation And Inspection

Friday, 23 October 2020, 2:58 pm | NZTA

Following Labour Weekend, those who travel along State Highway 6 between Cromwell and Queenstown will spot Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Nevis Bluff spring safety programme underway. Between 8am and 5pm from Tuesday, 27 October, road users can ... More >>

Labour Weekend: Take A Break And Come Back Safely

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 3:23 pm | NZTA

Ahead of the three-day Labour Weekend, with fine weather forecast, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency reminds travellers of a useful tool that shows predicted traffic flows at particular times, based on previous years’ travel patterns: ... More >>

Major New Zealand Upgrade Programme Projects Go To Tender

Monday, 19 October 2020, 3:35 pm | NZTA

Two major New Zealand Upgrade Programme projects are beginning tenders for construction. The New Zealand Upgrade Programme is a $6.8 billion investment to get our cities moving, to save lives and boost productivity in growth areas. The first Auckland ... More >>

SH1 Through Mangamuka Gorge To Be Open For Christmas

Monday, 19 October 2020, 3:31 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency expects to open State Highway 1 through the Mangamuka Gorge in the Far North to a single lane of traffic over the Christmas holiday period. The road will be open to light vehicles under stop/go traffic management, but it ... More >>

SH6 At Glenhope To Re-open Later Today

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 11:10 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s replacement of two culverts at Glenhope, south of Nelson, has progressed faster than anticipated. “Good weather and the extra working hours due to having no traffic on the highway during the closure helped speed ... More >>

Loop Road Roundabout On SH1 Opens To Traffic For First Time

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 9:37 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the Loop Road roundabout on State Highway 1 south of Whangārei will open for the first time to traffic on Monday morning, 19 October. A number of changes will be made overnight Sunday to transform the “T” ... More >>