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SH1 Carmen Road Closing To Southbound Traffic

Monday, 17 January 2022, 7:36 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi is advising that SH1 Carmen Road will be CLOSED to southbound traffic from Halwyn Dr, from 1am until 5:30am Tuesday 18 January 2022 due to urgent wastewater repairs on Carmen Rd at the intersection with Buchanans Rd. During this time, southbound ... More >>

Allow More Time For Your Journey If Travelling Northbound On SH22 Due To Long-term Lane Closures

Friday, 7 January 2022, 6:37 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi is advising northbound motorists using SH22 to be aware of long-term detours in the area as work continues to progress on the construction of the Glenbrook Roundabout, which is replacing the current “Give Way” intersection. In order ... More >>

New Year Work On Otago’s Outram/Middlemarch Highway

Friday, 24 December 2021, 2:25 am | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews will be working on SH87, the Outram to Middlemarch highway, inland from Dunedin, this January. Road users will face delays up to 40 minutes while the work is being completed ahead of the new school term. The work ... More >>

Allow More Time To Get Where You’re Going This Christmas

Sunday, 19 December 2021, 6:29 pm | NZ Transport Agency

While some Aucklanders have already taken the opportunity to reconnect with loved ones following the reopening of the city’s boundaries, plenty more people are expected to head away in the lead up to Christmas. Waka Kotahi is advising road users to build ... More >>

Diggin’ The New Beaumont Bridge

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 5:38 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Spades at the ready: Left to right, Taieri MP Ingrid Leary, iwi representative Maureen Wylie, Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Director Regional Relationships James Caygill at yesterday’s Beaumont Bridge project sod-turning. ... More >>

SH1 Detour Near Kaiapoi For Five Nights

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 6:00 pm | NZ Transport Agency

People heading north out of Christchurch from Sunday night (7 November) after 7 pm will face a short detour near Kaiapoi, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Work will be underway from 7 pm to 6 am in the Lineside Road/Smith St overpass area for ... More >>

Labour Weekend Travel Tips For The South Island/Te Wai Pounamu

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 4:52 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Heading away this long weekend? Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has a handy way to make your travel safer and more enjoyable. Use the Waka Kotahi holiday journey planner to check traffic predictions so you can nail your trip before you leave: ... More >>

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 >>