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Plan Ahead For Overnight Road Closures On SH1 This Tuesday

Sunday, 17 October 2021, 2:14 pm | NZ Transport Agency

People travelling between Auckland and Northland this Tuesday night are advised to plan ahead with some detours in place on State Highway 1 (SH1). To carry out essential resurfacing works Waka Kotahi will be closing the SH1 northbound lanes from Silverdale ... More >>

Plan Ahead For Overnight Lane Closures On Sections Of SH1 Between Pūhoi And Warkworth

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 2:52 pm | NZ Transport Agency

With essential maintenance works back in action under Alert Level 3 in Auckland, Waka Kotahi is advising motorists to be prepared for overnight closures and reduced lane capacity as we work to make our state highways safer. From Sunday asphalting ... More >>

SH73, Arthur’s Pass Route Linking Canterbury And The West Coast Aiming To Open 6 Pm Tonight

Monday, 27 September 2021, 5:13 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews with diggers have been busy backfilling a hole discovered under SH73 at Craigieburn Cutting earlier today. (See photo below). The highway was closed before 2 pm and is expected to reopen by 6 pm tonight, says ... More >>

Be Prepared, Wet And Windy Weather May Impact Travel In Auckland And Northland Overnight

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 4:52 pm | NZ Transport Agency

High winds could affect travel on SH1 over the Auckland Harbour Bridge overnight, with MetService forecasting gales, potentially in excess of 100 km/hr. The windy weather is expected to build from 7pm this evening, with the strongest gusts predicted ... More >>

Tree Felling After Storm Damage West Of Hanmer Springs Turnoff

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 4:05 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The fallen trees have already reduced the highway in some places to one lane. The recent severe winds and stormy weather brought down numerous trees* above SH7, the Lewis Pass west of the Hanmer Springs turnoff, in North Canterbury. Removing these ... More >>

Key Alpine Highways Reopen, Ice Advice This Week

Monday, 9 August 2021, 3:17 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The Porters Pass/ Arthur’s Pass SH73 route linking Canterbury and the West Coast and the Lewis Pass route, SH7, linking Canterbury to Nelson and the West Coast have reopened. “Thanks to everyone for their patience while we got these key roads safely ... More >>

Weekend Snowfall South Island/ Te Wai Pounamu

Friday, 6 August 2021, 4:05 pm | NZ Transport Agency

South Island drivers should check the MetService web pages if travelling late in the day on alpine passes and across the top of the South Island this weekend, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. “Marlborough and Buller, which are very much in ... More >>

High Winds Impacting Travel Over Auckland Harbour Bridge

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 6:30 am | NZ Transport Agency

The Auckland Harbour Bridge will remain in a 4 x 4 configuration this morning so Waka Kotahi can close alternate lanes as required due to high winds in the area. Delays are expected for citybound traffic on SH1 over the bridge. Safety is our priority ... More >>

High Winds Forecast For Auckland Harbour Bridge Tomorrow

Monday, 2 August 2021, 4:37 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Motorists in Auckland are being urged to prepare for potential disruption to the state highway network with a strong wind watch in place for Auckland early Tuesday morning. Metservice has issued a red alert with a front expected to cross Auckland ... More >>

Both Lanes Of The Mangamuka Gorge To Open On Friday Night

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 4:45 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Temporary traffic management on SH1 though the Mangamuka Gorge will be removed on Friday, allowing two lanes of traffic in both directions through the gorge from 18:00pm, including over dimensional vehicles. This is the first time the entirety of the gorge ... More >>

Ashburton River/ Hakatere Bridge, SH1, Repairs Starting Overnight Next Week, Monday, Weather Dependent

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:34 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The recent rain and higher river levels delayed planned repairs to Ashburton’s SH1 bridge over the Ashburton River/ Hakatere, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. However, this work will continue next* week, early August, weather dependent. One ... More >>

SH60 Takaka Hill Road Closed Due To Slip

Monday, 26 July 2021, 4:49 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi is advising that SH60 is closed due to a slip which has come down within the Takaka Hill worksite following heavy rain earlier today. Contractors are on-site working to clear the slip and re-open the road as soon as possible. Waka Kotahi is ... More >>

Planned Night Closures On Brynderwyn Hill For Maintenance Works

Friday, 23 July 2021, 4:59 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that part of State Highway 1 (SH1) on the south side of the Brynderwyn Hill will be closed for essential maintenance over five nights, beginning Sunday 25 July. The work will be carried out one lane at a time ... More >>

Upper South Island Highways: St Arnaud Highway Opens Tonight, Upper Buller Gorge Four-hour Closure Friday Morning

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 5:15 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Good news for drivers in the Upper South Island: the highway between Renwick and St Arnaud, SH63, reopens tonight at 5 pm. “This is the last state highway to reopen following the weekend’s rain and river flooding,” says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport ... More >>

Feedback Sought On SH1 Rolleston Flyover And Safety Improvements

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 7:03 am | NZ Transport Agency

Plans for a State Highway 1 flyover and changes to busy intersections through Rolleston, south of Christchurch, are ready for the first round of public feedback. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has pop-up events planned over the next few weeks to share plans ... More >>

South Island Highways Update – SH6/65 To Remain Closed Overnight

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 7:21 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi is advising motorists that the SH6/65 route to Nelson will remain closed overnight, with work to resume at first light Monday (19 July) to re-open the road. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager Tresca Forrester says while access ... More >>

South Island Highways Re-opening As Contractors Work Overtime On Flood Clean Up

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 4:33 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi contractors have been working since first light today to clear debris, assess damage and where possible re-open vital routes to reconnect severed South Island communities. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager Tresca Forrester ... More >>

Work Begins To Reconnect South Island Communities As Flood Waters Recede

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 1:09 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi contractors are beginning the hard work of re-connecting South Island communities cut off by this weekend’s massive weather event as flood waters begin to recede. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager Tresca Forrester says ... More >>

State Highway Flooding Report Upper South Island – Picton Latest Town To Lose Road Access – 3.45 PM

Saturday, 17 July 2021, 4:33 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Picton is the latest town to join others in the upper South Island with no road access due to flooding and high river levels. A local state of emergency was this afternoon declared in Marlborough with people being evacuated from some areas. Check ... More >>

Plan Ahead And Take Extra Care On The Roads This Weekend

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 5:01 pm | NZ Transport Agency

With the Queen’s Birthday long weekend ahead, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency urges drivers to stay safe and plan ahead, particularly if they are driving long distances in freezing, windy or wet conditions. “We want everyone to get to their ... More >>