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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 >>

Pūhoi Viaduct Walkover Could Be Hottest Event Ticket Of The Summer

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 10:38 am | NZTA

The hottest ticket on offer this summer won’t be to a rock concert or sports event. It will be to walk across one of the huge new viaducts on the Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway, under construction north of Auckland. The project is holding ... More >>

Plan Ahead And Drive Safely Over Auckland Anniversary Weekend

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 10:30 am | NZTA

Motorists going away for Auckland Anniversary weekend are urged to plan ahead, be patient, drive to the conditions and avoid busy travel times on state highways. Drivers leaving Auckland on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, and returning on Monday ... More >>

Safety Improvements Save Lives On SH1 South Of Whangārei

Friday, 22 January 2021, 1:24 pm | NZTA

Safety improvements on State Highway 1 south of Whangārei are proving their value and saving lives, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Centreline bollards were installed in June 2018 on the 10km stretch of SH1 between Toetoe Road and Springfield ... More >>

Safety Improvements At Major Shared Path Intersection

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 12:55 pm | NZTA

Construction of the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive shared path is on an early roll in 2021 with safety improvement work under way at the St Johns Road, St Heliers Bay Road and Kohimarama Road intersection. The intersection upgrade will make it easier ... More >>

Southland Highways New Year 2021 Work Outline

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 12:51 pm | NZTA

The summer construction season for road maintenance on Southland state highways is well underway and will continue until late March 2021, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The programme includes road reconstructions and resurfacing. Slow down around ... More >>

“Something special” - cultural artworks line SH1

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 12:14 pm | NZTA

The completion of Kaikōura coastline’s cultural artworks along SH1 and the railway line was officially marked last weekend. More >>

Waka Kotahi And Police Urging Extra Care With Increase In SH1 Truck Traffic Between Auckland And Northport

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 12:02 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Police are urging motorists to take extra care with a significant increase in heavy vehicle traffic on State Highway 1 between Auckland and Whangārei over the next week, starting Friday, 11 December. There will be approximately ... More >>

New SH1 Roundabout In Kaitaia To Improve Safety And Traffic Flow

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 2:52 pm | NZTA

A new roundabout will be built at a busy Far North intersection on State Highway 1 early next year to reduce congestion and improve safety. Construction of the roundabout will begin in late January 2021 at the corner of Matthews Avenue (SH1) and North ... More >>

Night Closures Pelorus Bridge, SH6, Marlborough Sounds Over Three Nights, Not All In A Row

Friday, 4 December 2020, 9:54 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews will be working at the Pelorus Bridge, on SH6, between Nelson and Havelock, for three nights next week: Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 December and again on Sunday night, 13 December. Friday, 11 December could also ... More >>

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 >>