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International Gong For Southland’s Milford Sound Piopiotahi Road Alliance Team

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 2:26 pm | NZTA

A small southern town housing a handful of dedicated road maintenance, rockfall and avalanche specialists has reached the lofty heights of international awards in recent days. Southland’s Milford Road Alliance, comprising around 30 people from ... More >>

Protests Creating Delays This Morning – Auckland And Waikato

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 8:31 am | NZTA

Protest activity is impacting on the state highway network around Auckland and the Waikato this morning. The NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi advises road users to expect delays, especially on State Highway 1 south of Aukland where protest action ... More >>

Arthur’s Pass Route, SH73, Monday - Westland Anniversary Day Closure Postponed Due To Poor Weather Forecast

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 3:32 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says that the planned closures advertised for next week on SH73, Arthur’s Pass, will not start until Tuesday at the earliest (5 December). The road has been advertised to be closed each weekday 10 am to 6 pm for essential ... More >>

Funding Approved For SH1 Brynderwyn Hills Recovery And Enabling Works

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:47 am | NZTA

Work on SH1 Brynderwyn Hills has been ongoing following Cyclone Gabrielle, which earlier this year caused significant damage to the vital connection between Auckland and Whangārei. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency can confirm that $61 million has ... More >>

Detour In Place For Resurfacing Works On SH10, Kerikeri Next Week

Monday, 20 November 2023, 2:57 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that a detour will be in place next Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 November for resurfacing work on State Highway 10 (SH10) in Kerikeri, between Wiroa Road and Waimate N Road. While the work will take 4 days ... More >>

Motorists Urged To Avoid Papakura And Takanini Area

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 2:55 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is strongly urging motorists to avoid the Papakura and Takanini area, due to a serious crash on State Highway 1 (SH1) northbound. Due to the complexity of the crash and the recovery of the vehicles, all northbound lanes ... More >>

Arthur’s Pass Route Daytime Closures For Two Weeks In December For Re-surfacing

Friday, 3 November 2023, 10:30 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will be closing SH73, the Arthur’s Pass route linking the West Coast and Canterbury early in December for around two weeks. The closures will affect daytimes on weekdays, 10 am to 6 pm, Monday 4 December to Friday ... More >>

Truck Has Blown Over On The Waipara Highway, SH1, North Of Christchurch, Fully Blocking Road

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 11:46 am | NZTA

Road users on SH1 north of Amberley, North Canterbury, are advised to delay their journeys after a truck blew onto its side mid-morning south of the turn off to the Lewis Pass, SH7. There are strong nor-westerly conditions over Canterbury today, ... More >>

Dunedin Commuters: Detour Friday At Braeside, East Taieri To Kinmont Park, SH1

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 3:19 pm | NZTA

Dunedin drivers who use SH1 south of the city will face a detour at Braeside from 9 am to 3 pm tomorrow (Friday), says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The wire rope barrier which keeps opposing lanes of traffic safely separated urgently needs to ... More >>

Otago’s Summer Road Trips Beckon Alongside The Summer Highway Maintenance Season

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 3:29 pm | NZTA

We can’t all get our kicks on Route 66 this summer, but we can enjoy an Otago road trip. “It is the season for hopefully memorable road trips - going to the lake, the river and the beach,” says Jennifer McLean, Maintenance Contract Manager ... More >>

Overnight Closures Of SH15 Twin Bridges For Repair Work

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 10:17 am | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that the Twin Bridges on State Highway 15 in Northland will be closed on two consecutive nights for repair works this month. The Twin Bridges will be closed in both directions on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October ... More >>

Haast Pass Highway Moves To Stop/Go Traffic Management From Next Week - 9 October

Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 10:39 am | NZTA

Crews working on the Haast Pass around Makarora have made good progress removing material around the Muddy Creek slip, leading to an end for the weekday traffic convoy system from next week (9 October). “SH6 through Makarora and past the Blue Pools ... More >>

Strong Winds Making Driving Hazardous Across South Canterbury

Monday, 2 October 2023, 3:46 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is urging drivers to avoid non-essential travel in the region with strong winds making driving conditions hazardous across South and Mid-Canterbury this afternoon. Gusts exceeding 150km/h have been recorded in ... More >>

SH6 Haast Pass Update

Monday, 2 October 2023, 3:43 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that escorted daytime travel via convoys has resumed today through the Haast Pass on State Highway 6. The road was successfully opened to traffic over the weekend, and with crews returning to ... More >>

Wind Warning In Place For Auckland Harbour Bridge Tomorrow

Friday, 29 September 2023, 3:46 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that a red alert has been issued for the Auckland Harbour Bridge from 4am tomorrow morning (Saturday 30 September) until 8am tomorrow morning, with wind gusts expected to reach 90-100km/h. An amber ... More >>

Strong Winds Flipping Vehicles In South Canterbury, Powerlines Down/highway Closed South Of Twizel

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 2:45 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi is advising people to take extreme care and consider delaying their journey through exposed inland areas of South Canterbury today and this week, especially if they are driving high-sided vehicles like campervans, towing a boat or caravan ... More >>

Completion Of Cycleway Contributes To A Safer, Sustainable, And Better-connected Auckland

Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 10:23 am | NZTA

Completion of a cycling improvements project on part of the Southwestern Cycleway closes a gap in the Auckland cycling network, offers a more affordable and sustainable transport option, and helps make things safer for those using the route. Auckland ... More >>

Overnight Shifting Of SH1 Southbound And Northbound Traffic – Revised Dates

Friday, 8 September 2023, 12:15 pm | NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that two southbound lanes on State Highway 1 either side of Papakura Interchange will now be shifted eastward overnight on Sunday 10 September, into their new position from 5am on Monday morning. ... More >>

Tree Felling And Bridge Inspections Next Week In The Otira Gorge, SH73

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 10:21 am | NZTA

People travelling between Otira and Arthur’s Pass, the SH73 link between Canterbury and the West Coast, will face delays up to 20 minutes next week, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Two essential safety projects will be underway – tree trimming ... More >>

SH1 Delays Rolleston – Drivers Urged To Use Alternate Routes

Monday, 4 September 2023, 9:26 am | NZTA

Drivers are urged to delay journeys or use alternate routes with a crash at the intersection of SH1 and Hoskyns Road in Rolleston causing delays this morning. Lanes are closed and traffic signals have been affected by the serious crash – traffic ... More >>





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