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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 >>

SH73 Reopens Tonight 8 Pm, Springfield To Porter River Bridge

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 5:29 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will reopen the Porter’s Pass/ Arthur’s Pass route between Canterbury and the West Coast tonight at 8 pm. SH73 between Springfield and the Porter River Bridge has been closed since the weekend’s massive downpours ... More >>

Update On The Ashburton River/ Hakatere Bridge, SH1, And Other Closures Still In Place In Canterbury

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 5:26 am | NZ Transport Agency

Jun 1, 2021 Flooding update Canterbury and Ashburton River/ Hakatere Bridge, SH1 reopening 10 pm tonight for light traffic Ashburton River/ Hakatere Bridge The Ashburton River/ Hakatere Bridge on SH1 reopens for light traffic at 10 pm tonight, 1 June.* ... More >>

Flooding Update Canterbury And Ashburton River/ Hakatere Bridge, SH1 – 11.45 Am Tuesday, 1 June, 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 12:04 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Ashburton River/ Hakatere Bridge The Ashburton River/ Hakatere Bridge was closed this morning after drivers reported slumping at the Ashburton end. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency engineers are inspecting the bridge and its piers this morning, ... More >>

Flooding And Highway Closure Update Monday 5.30 PM, Canterbury

Monday, 31 May 2021, 5:44 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is aiming to open SH1 south of Christchurch through Dunsandel and also at Hinds, south of Ashburton, on Tuesday – possibly in the afternoon. “There is still up to 500 mm of water over the highway at the Selwyn River/ Waikirikiri ... More >>

Flooding Canterbury Highways Update – 3.15 Pm, 30 May, 2021

Sunday, 30 May 2021, 4:46 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Persistent, hard rainfall over Canterbury has closed a number of state highways today. Others are being watched and may be closed if surface flooding continues and as night approaches with reduced visibility. “Please avoid travelling through South ... More >>

All Lanes On The Auckland Harbour Bridge Re-opened

Sunday, 30 May 2021, 1:26 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency would like to acknowledge the patience of road users who experienced delays on the Auckland transport network this morning as lanes on State Highway 1 northbound over the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the Curran St on-ramp ... More >>

Two Northbound Lanes On Auckland Harbour Bridge Closed

Sunday, 30 May 2021, 1:25 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises it has closed two northbound lanes on SH1 over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The Curran St onramp is also closed. A police operation is underway and it could be some time before the incident is cleared and traffic ... More >>

Flooding Update, Closed Highways In Canterbury Sunday Morning 30 May, 2021

Sunday, 30 May 2021, 1:23 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Flooding Canterbury highways update – 10.15 am, 30 May, 2021 The current persistent rainfall over Canterbury and parts of the South Island has closed two Canterbury state highways today: SH73 linking the West Coast and Canterbury between Springfield/ ... More >>

Safer Speed Limits On The Way For SH1 North Of Auckland

Monday, 10 May 2021, 5:33 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency would like to thank the public for their input into creating a safer roading network between L Phillips Road and Pūhoi, which will become an alternative route to SH1 once the new Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway ... More >>

Nelson Future Access Project – The Next Stages

Friday, 7 May 2021, 3:49 pm | NZ Transport Agency

A significant milestone in transport planning will take place next week* when the Nelson Future Access (NFA) project seeks Nelson City Council support for its preferred programme to enable a final round of engagement to commence. The NFA project is led ... More >>

Public Encouraged To Have Their Say On Proposed Turning Ban In North West Auckland

Monday, 26 April 2021, 4:19 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Safety is the top priority for Waka Kotahi, so while we are working on a wider long-term plan for transport options in Auckland’s Northwest, we are looking to quickly implement changes to make one of the areas busiest intersections safer now. “We’ve heard ... More >>

Overnight Asphalting Work Begins On SH14 After ANZAC Weekend

Sunday, 25 April 2021, 1:23 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Whangārei residents are advised to expect two weeks of traffic management starting from Tuesday April 27 on SH14 at Maunu Road, while asphalting work is carried out to improve the road surface. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says contractors will ... More >>

Work Begins To Repair Historic Slips On SH12

Friday, 23 April 2021, 4:56 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Historic slip on side of SH12 at Oparakau. Oparakau locals will shortly notice a bigger roadside presence along SH12 as teams work to repair two historic slips. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has awarded United Civil Construction with the contract ... More >>

Emergency Overnight Road Closure From Fanshawe St To Nelson St, Including Victoria Park Tunnel

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 5:16 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises SH1 between Fanshawe St to Nelson St, including Victoria park tunnel, will be closed overnight Thursday between 10:30pm and 4:00am for emergency maintenance works. Diversions will be in place from Nelson street to ... More >>

Multiple Worksites Active Overnight On SH1 Between Auckland And Whangarei

Friday, 16 April 2021, 4:47 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises road users to allow extra time for their journeys and expect delays travelling overnight on SH1 between Whangarei and Auckland this Sunday 18th April. Multiple worksites will be active with temporary speed restrictions ... More >>

Overnight Closure On Southern Motorway For Maintenance

Monday, 5 April 2021, 4:09 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that overnight maintenance works are scheduled on the Southern Motorway (SH1) between Greenlane and Grafton for five nights from Monday 5 April. The northbound lanes between Greenlane and Grafton will be closed ... More >>

Construction Candidates Shortlisted For Penlink Project

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 5:19 pm | NZ Transport Agency

One of the Auckland projects funded by the government’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP) is progressing with the shortlisting of two candidates for the contract to design and build the new Penlink transport link. The new 7km, two-lane Penlink corridor ... More >>

SH1 Closed Southbound Between Mercer And Te Kauwhata

Friday, 26 March 2021, 7:55 am | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises all southbound lanes are closed and northbound is down to one lane on State Highway 1 between Mercer and Te Kauwhata due to multiple crashes in the area. Southbound traffic will be detoured at Mercer via Koheroa Road ... More >>

Construction To Start On SH22 Roundabout At Glenbrook Road

Friday, 12 March 2021, 5:31 pm | NZ Transport Agency

Construction of a new roundabout to improve safety is about to start at the Glenbrook Road intersection with SH22. A new roundabout on State Highway 22 at Glenbrook Road will make it much safer for vehicles turning on and off this busy rural road between ... More >>