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Auckland Harbour Bridge Now Open, After Severe Wind Gusts Force Short Closure

Friday, 20 May 2022, 11:51 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi confirms that following a brief closure of the Harbour Bridge this morning due to severe wind gusts, all lanes have now reopened. The Harbour Bridge was closed shortly after 10am and remained closed for just over 20 minutes, after wind gusts ... More >>

Drivers Urged To Plan Ahead For Full Southern Motorway Closure This Saturday Night

Friday, 20 May 2022, 10:11 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi is urging motorists in Auckland to plan ahead and expect delays with an extended 14-hour full closure of the Southern Motorway (SH1) between Papakura and Drury this weekend from 7pm Saturday night to 9am Sunday morning. The closure ... More >>

Unsettled Weather Affects Roads And Driving Conditions

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Unsettled weather across Te Wai Pounamu/the South Island and parts of Te Ika-a-Māui/ the North Island have made driving conditions less than predictable today, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. “Please take extra care if you are driving,” says ... More >>

Safer Speeds On The Way Between Christchurch And Akaroa

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

New speed limits for roads between Christchurch and Akaroa will make travel a safer and more enjoyable experience, whether people are driving, riding motorcycles, cycling or walking, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Waka Kotahi today announced that ... More >>

West Coast/Canterbury SH73 Porters Pass Route Delays For Next Ten Weeks

Friday, 6 May 2022, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will be repairing a retaining wall at Porters Pass west of Springfield on SH73 over the next ten weeks, into early July. Although the wall urgently needs to be repaired, Covid supply chain delays meant the steel needed ... More >>

Commuters Celebrate Traffic-free Travel As Northern Busway Extension Opens

Friday, 6 May 2022, 10:48 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

The Northern Busway extension opens this Sunday, offering commuters to and from Te Whenua roa o Kahu (North Shore) traffic-free travel from the Auckland Harbour Bridge all the way to Albany. Hon Michael Wood, Minister for Transport and Mayor ... More >>

Unlocking Auckland’s Transport Future

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Feedback is open for future transport projects in Warkworth. The projects are part of the Te Tupu Ngatahi Supporting Growth programme , to develop transport networks to support future communities in urban growth areas over the next 30 years. The programme ... More >>

South Island/Te Wai Pounamu Drivers Be Ready For Rain, Gusty Winds

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 11:42 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

A band of rain which started moving up the South Island yesterday afternoon is causing surface flooding on SH6 from South Westland to Westport, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. On the east coast and through the alpine passes, gusty winds can be expected. ... More >>

Consultation On Safer Speeds For Northland To Start Next Month

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

In response to community concern, school zones and local townships are now the focus of Northland’s speed review that opens for public consultation next month. Starting 17 May, public consultation marks the next stage in the process to set safer speeds ... More >>

Easter And Anzac Weekend Road Safety Tips For Te Wai Pounamu/ The South Island

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Te Wai Pounamu/South Island travellers are encouraged to make their Easter and Anzac weekend journeys safer and more relaxing by using the holiday journey planner to plan ahead and avoid delays. The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency journey planner ... More >>

Northlanders Advised To Prepare For Heavy Rain This Afternoon

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi is advising Northlanders to prepare for heavy rainfall and strong winds late this afternoon and into tomorrow, as Cyclone Fili approaches the eastern side of New Zealand’s North Island. Mark Owen, Regional Manager - Maintenance and Operations ... More >>

Haast River Bridge, South Westland, Two One-hour Closures On Monday

Friday, 1 April 2022, 11:41 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

As night maintenance work on the Haast River bridge winds up this week, two one-hour, daytime closures will complete this work on Monday, 4 April. “The bridge will be closed from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm, then an hour later, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm,” says ... More >>

Pohuehue Viaduct Closure Postponed To Monday 21 March

Friday, 18 March 2022, 7:03 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The full closure of Pohuehue viaduct on State Highway 1 south of Warkworth, will now occur on Monday 21 March , not on Sunday night as previously advised. The one night closure is postponed to Monday 21 March from 10pm, due to unfavourable weather ... More >>

Single Day Closure Of Luggate’s Red Bridge, Near Wanaka, Next Week

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Luggate’s Red Bridge, on SH8A near Wanaka, will be closed next Thursday, 3 March, for resurfacing, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. People who usually use the bridge between 9am and 5pm will need to either take the detour route or travel outside ... More >>

North Of Kaikōura SH1 Slip At Lunchtime Today – Highway Closed

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

People driving north of Kaikōura will face delays this afternoon as a slip covering a large part of the highway has closed SH1, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Overhanging, large trees poised above the highway need to be removed before it can ... More >>

West Coast And Top Of The South Storm Update 5.45 Pm

Friday, 4 February 2022, 6:00 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The heavy rain has had the final hand on some key routes remaining open or closed overnight on the West Coast and Top of the South this afternoon, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. North of Westport SH67 at Mokihinui north of Westport closed ... More >>

Roads Remain Open As Rainfall Continues Over South Westland, SH6

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 5:38 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Despite heavy rain over South Westland all day, state highways on the West Coast have remained open with only minor slips and small rockfalls which were easily cleared, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. There is surface flooding on low-lying areas ... More >>

Red MetService Heavy Rain Warning For West Coast Of Te Waipounamu/the South Island, Wednesday To Friday

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

South Island drivers and residents are urged to be ready for extremely heavy rain from the early hours of Wednesday along the West Coast, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. A Red MetService warning, reserved for the most extreme storms, was issued ... More >>

Waka Kotahi Shares Traffic Predictions For Auckland Anniversary Weekend

Friday, 28 January 2022, 4:37 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

With many Aucklanders set to head away this long weekend, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is sharing its traffic predictions to help people plan their journeys. Director Regional Relationships Steve Mutton says “We are expecting traffic to be heavier ... More >>

Full Night Closures Weld Pass, SH1, Blenheim Over Five Nights From Mid-February

Friday, 21 January 2022, 11:14 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews will be working on the Weld Pass, on SH1 in Marlborough, for five full nights mid-February. The Weld Pass, between Blenheim and Seddon, will be fully closed for asphalt resurfacing. Given the full overnight closure ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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