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UPDATE: State Highway 1 Te Hana resurfacing works

Sunday, 3 March 2024, 4:28 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Due to weather conditions – the work scheduled for SH1 at Te Hana will not proceed tonight as planned. The conditions will be assessed tomorrow afternoon with amended information to follow. More >>

UPDATE, 4:55pm 26/02/2024: Paparoa Oakleigh Road Now Open In Both Directions

Monday, 26 February 2024, 5:15 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Paparoa Oakleigh Road is now open in both directions following a logging truck rolling on the road earlier today. A 30 km/h speed limit is in place around the immediate area and we ask that drivers please slow down and take care over this section of ... More >>

West Coast Weather - SH6 Re-opens From Ross To Makarora

Saturday, 20 January 2024, 1:48 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Following network inspections this morning, and with the support of Westland Civil Defence, SH6 from Ross to Makarora re-opened shortly after 9am today (Saturday 20 January), NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) advises. The highway was closed ... More >>

West Coast Weather - SH6 Closed From Ross To Makarora

Friday, 19 January 2024, 4:55 pm | NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising that SH6 from Ross to Makarora is now CLOSED. The highway has been closed at the request of Westland Civil Defence due to the current State of Emergency, with heavy rain and strong winds affecting ... More >>

SH6 between Greymouth and Westport closed from Cobden Bridge to entrance to Westport (SH67/ SH6 intersection)

Thursday, 4 January 2024, 4:36 pm | NZ Transport Agency

A serious crash this afternoon close to 2 pm has closed the Coast Road, SH6 between Greymouth and Westport. The alternate route between the two towns is via Reefton, SH7 and SH69. The road is closed from the Cobden Bridge through to the entrance to ... More >>

Otira Gorge, SH73, Down To Single Lane Overnight Tonight

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 6:47 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Good progress is being made on the re-surfacing work on the Otira Gorge, part of the Arthur’s Pass SH73 route connecting the West Coast and Canterbury, says the NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA). Ideal dry and warm weather conditions have ... More >>

Mid-Canterbury Highway Work – Detour South Of Hinds Thursday

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 6:26 pm | NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi is advising people travelling towards Hinds in Mid Canterbury from the Rangitata side to be ready for a detour Thursday after 9 am. A site is being chipsealed south of Hinds. A northbound detour will be in place 9am ... More >>

Protests Tomorrow Morning – Expect Delays

Monday, 4 December 2023, 5:41 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi, and Auckland Transport are urging people to plan ahead with the possibility of significant disruptions on key roads across the North Island tomorrow morning. The NZTA and Auckland Transport are working with NZ ... More >>

Kaikōura Route, SH1, Overnight Delays Sunday Night Into Monday Early Hours

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 6:01 pm | NZ Transport Agency

People who drive on SH1 south of Kaikōura will face delays overnight Sunday into Monday morning (12 and 13 November). The highway is being re-surfaced around Pinnacle Rock at Peketa between the Kahutara River Bridge southern side to Parititahi Tunnel ... More >>

Wind Warning In Place For Auckland Harbour Bridge From Tomorrow Evening

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 2:02 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that wind gusts could reach 75 – 90 km/h from 5pm tomorrow (Sunday 29 October) through to 12pm Monday 30 October. This would trigger an amber alert with the possibility of reduced speed limits and ... More >>

Lanes To Close On Harbour Bridge For Auckland Marathon This Sunday Morning

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 6:42 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The 2023 Auckland Marathon is taking place this Sunday 29 October and will have an impact on the Northern Motorway and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising road users that the two southbound clip-on lanes of the bridge ... More >>

Last Blast Of Wintry Weather In Headlights

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 6:37 pm | NZ Transport Agency

People who drive into Dunedin over the Leith Saddle should be aware there are road snowfall warnings down to sea level for Thursday evening into Friday this week. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says people need to drive prepared overnight Thursday ... More >>

Homer Tunnel $29 Million Safety Project – Avalanche And Rockfall Shelter Construction Starting November

Tuesday, 24 October 2023, 6:26 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The Homer Tunnel, the entrance to Milford Sound Piopiotahi, has been getting safety improvements over the past two years. The next and final piece of work is the replacement of the old avalanche shelter on SH94 at the mouth of the tunnel on the Te Anau/ eastern ... More >>

Speed Restrictions Likely On Auckland Harbour Bridge This Evening

Monday, 2 October 2023, 5:37 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that an amber alert is forecast for the Auckland Harbour Bridge tonight from 7pm to 10pm, with wind gusts of 75 to 80 km/h (and a risk of higher gusts) expected. Under an amber alert, speed limits ... More >>

South And Mid-Canterbury Summer Highway Work Rolls Out

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 7:03 pm | NZ Transport Agency

South and Mid-Canterbury road users will start to notice more road crews and busy work sites from early October as the highway maintenance programme kicks off for another summer season. Pre-reseal repairs are underway at present, one highway area ... More >>

Haast Pass, SH6, remaining closed, only direct link West Coast with Otago – next update Monday

Sunday, 24 September 2023, 1:54 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The Haast Pass link between the South Island’s West Coast and Otago/ Queenstown is remaining closed this weekend due to the massive amount of slip material needing to be removed at Muddy Creek bridge and either side of it, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport ... More >>

Wind, Torrential Rain Continues Over Te Waipounamu, Snow On Horizon

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 6:03 pm | NZ Transport Agency

People planning their school holiday departures need to check in with the MetService forecasts and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s traffic and highways update to be on the safe side. Four Te Waipounamu/ South Island highways are currently closed ... More >>

Rahu Saddle - Reefton To Springs Junction And South Westland Full Overnight Closures Soon For Fresh Road Marking

Friday, 1 September 2023, 6:50 pm | NZ Transport Agency

West Coast drivers who travel at night need to work around some night-time highway closures for fresh road marking from 11 to 24 September, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The work starts at the top of the region on the Rahu Saddle (SH7, Springs ... More >>

Overnight SH1 Closure From Symonds Street To Nelson Street Tonight

Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 4:46 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that State Highway 1 (SH1) northbound from Symonds Street to Nelson Street will be closed tonight (Tuesday 29 August) between 9pm and 5am while crews carry out urgent maintenance repairs. There ... More >>

Possible Snow Sunday Late Afternoon/evening Canterbury Alpine Passes

Friday, 25 August 2023, 5:57 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Snow could arrive at the end of this weekend in some parts of Canterbury, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. People driving on SH73 east of the Craigieburn Cutting, the Arthur’s Pass route between the West Coast and Canterbury, and on higher points ... More >>





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