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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 >>

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 >>