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One Year On: Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi To Warkworth A Resilient Gateway To Northland

Monday, 24 June 2024, 12:00 pm | NZ Transport Agency

This month marks one year since Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth opened to the public, providing a faster, safer and more efficient connection between Auckland and Northland. More >>

Safer Speed Limits From Today On SH11 Kawakawa To Paihia And SH1 Kawakawa To Whangārei

Monday, 24 June 2024, 10:32 am | NZ Transport Agency

Safer speed limits are in place from today on short sections of State Highway 11 (SH11) between Kawakawa and Paihia and State Highway 1 (SH1) between Kawakawa and Whangārei. This is part of a phased approach the NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi ... More >>

SH1 Brynderwyn Hills Set To Open Ahead Of Matariki Weekend

Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 12:19 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Crews are now in the process of finishing the remainder of the closure works, preparing SH1 Brynderwyn Hills to reopen to two-way traffic from 11.59pm Wednesday 26 June. NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) Project Director Mark Ware says a huge thank ... More >>

SH1 Hampton Downs Closed In Both Directions – Drive With Care

Friday, 14 June 2024, 3:43 pm | NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising motorists that due to a serious crash, all lanes (northbound and southbound) at Hampton Downs on State Highway 1 (Waikato Expressway) are closed. More >>

Homer Tunnel's New Avalanche Shelter Completed Ahead Of The Snow Season

Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 11:20 am | NZ Transport Agency

Tunnel vision increases Milford Road safety, reliability More >>

Sunday Night Closure On SH1 From Manukau To Drury

Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 2:02 pm | NZ Transport Agency

While the closure is in place there will be a signposted detour via Redoubt Road and Great South Road to the SH1 Drury southbound on-ramp. This detour will add approximately 15 minutes to people’s journeys, so please plan ahead and allow extra time. More >>

New Winter Snow Gates Porters Pass, SH73, Now Operational

Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 1:34 pm | NZ Transport Agency

NZTA has operated winter snow gates successfully in several alpine locations in North and South Canterbury for many years, including Arthur’s Pass, Burkes Pass (SH8) and the Mt Cook/Aoraki highway (SH80). More >>

Expect Strong Winds Over The South Island Saturday

Friday, 31 May 2024, 3:51 pm | NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising weekend travellers over much of the South Island to expect severe north-westerly gales late Friday into Saturday, King’s Birthday Weekend. “People towing caravans or driving high-sided vehicles ... More >>

Delays At Ealing Mid-Canterbury, SH1, Friday 31 May – Consider Using Inland Route

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 4:50 pm | NZ Transport Agency

People driving south of Ashburton/Hinds to the Rangitata River on Friday, 31 May, need to build in extra time for road work delays. More >>

Wind Warning In Place On Auckland Harbour Bridge Tomorrow

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 4:28 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Drivers in Auckland are being urged to take extra care on the Auckland Harbour Bridge tomorrow (Wednesday 29 May) with strong winds predicted from midday until 11pm. More >>

One-hour Delay Wednesday Afternoon, SH6 Nevis Bluff For Blasting

Friday, 24 May 2024, 4:18 pm | NZ Transport Agency

People who drive between Cromwell and Queenstown, on SH6, will need to build in at least an extra hour next Wednesday afternoon, 29 May. Blasting to clear loose rocks will be underway at the Nevis Bluff between 1 and 2 pm on Wednesday, says NZ ... More >>

Upcoming Overnight Closures For SH18 Upper Harbour Bridge

Friday, 24 May 2024, 9:39 am | NZ Transport Agency

Overnight maintenance work to install a moveable barrier on SH18 Upper Harbour Bridge will take place from Monday 3 June (Kings Birthday) to Tuesday 11 June between 9pm and 5am. Work will only be carried out Sunday to Thursday nights. A full eastbound ... More >>

Arthur’s Pass, SH73, Overnight Closures For Five Nights Sunday To Friday, 26-31 May, McGrath Creek

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 5:00 pm | NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) will be closing SH73 between Arthur’s Pass and Otira for five nights from this Sunday 26 May to Thursday night/ Friday morning 30 May/31 May. Drivers will be able to get through at the top of every hour between ... More >>

Snow This Weekend Southern And Central South Island/Te Waipounamu

Friday, 17 May 2024, 3:26 pm | NZ Transport Agency

MetService is forecasting a cold front bringing snow to road level from the Milford Road and Southland over Otago into South Canterbury and the southern lakes area this weekend, says NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA). More >>

Lyttelton Tunnel, SH74, Overnight Closures End Of May To Test Tunnel’s Fire Safety

Friday, 17 May 2024, 11:54 am | NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is planning three nights of intermittent closures in the Lyttleton Tunnel to test its fire protection system. The fire protection system, which uses water sprinklers evenly spread along the tunnel, was completed ... More >>

Strong Winds Predicted Tomorrow Morning – Take Care On Auckland Harbour Bridge

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 3:34 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Drivers in Auckland will need to take extra care on the Auckland Harbour Bridge tomorrow (Thursday 16 May) with heavy wind gusts predicted between 6am and 11am. More >>

Arthur’s Pass, SH73, Overnight Closures For Two Weeks At McGrath Creek

Friday, 10 May 2024, 1:46 pm | NZ Transport Agency

The route is one of two between the West Coast and Canterbury, with the Lewis Pass, SH7, the alternative (Waipara – Reefton/Greymouth). More >>

UPDATE: SH1 Brynderwyns Detour Route Now Open Following Previous Closure

Friday, 10 May 2024, 1:42 pm | NZ Transport Agency

UPDATE 1:20 pm: The breakdown has been cleared earlier than anticipated, and Paparoa Oakleigh Road is open to traffic in both directions. NZTA/Waka Kotahi thanks drivers for their patience and cooperation while contractors worked hard to reopen this critical ... More >>

Breakdown Closes SH1 Brynderwyns Detour Route

Friday, 10 May 2024, 1:17 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Variable message signs are in place and heavy trucks and HPMV’s must use State Highways 12 and 14 through Dargaville and on to Whangārei, while light vehicles can continue to use the Cove Road detour. More >>

Safer Speed Limits On SH15 Kaikohe To Otaika

Friday, 10 May 2024, 11:37 am | NZ Transport Agency

As part of the second phase of speed limit changes to sections of Northland state highways, new speed limits will come into effect next Monday 13 May on short sections of State Highway 15 between Kaikohe and Otaika. More >>





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