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Mangamuka Gorge To Close Again So Slip Repair Work Can Resume

Friday, 8 January 2021, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

State Highway 1 through the Mangamuka Gorge will close to all traffic at midnight on Sunday, 10 January, after being open to a single lane for light vehicles for three weeks over the Christmas holiday period. The closure will allow a resumption of work ... More >>

South Island State Highway Road Closures

Sunday, 3 January 2021, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 83 between Otematata and Aviemore, State Highway 87 between Kyeburn and Outram and State Highway 90 between Waikoikoi and Tapanui are closed following heavy rain. There is a detour in place for the SH83 ... More >>

Slip South Of Westport Likely To Keep Coastal Highway, SH6, Closed This Afternoon

Thursday, 24 December 2020, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

A slip of rocks and trees after heavy rain along SH6, which closed the coastal highway between Greymouth and Westport this morning, is continuing into this afternoon. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency contractors are clearing material at Whitehorse Hill, ... More >>

New Northland Roundabouts Open In Time For Christmas

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Holiday traffic will flow more easily through three new roundabouts in Northland, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says. The new roundabout at Puketona Junction at the intersection of SH10 and SH11 went live last night, while those at Waipapa on ... More >>

Far North Open For Christmas Holidays As SH1 Opens Through The Mangamuka Gorge

Friday, 18 December 2020, 4:51 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The first vehicles in five months have driven safely through the Mangamuka Gorge on State Highway 1, five months after it was closed by slips in a 1-in-500 year rain event. The road opened just after midday today, and will be open for just over three ... More >>

First Pier Emerges As Old Mangere Bridge Replacement Construction Ramps Up

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

In a significant sign of progress, the first concrete pier to support the Old Māngere Bridge Replacement for walking and cycling is emerging in the Manukau Harbour. Scaffolding was removed this week, so the “V” shaped pier is now visible above the walls ... More >>

Christchurch Northern Corridor Motorway And Shared Path Fully Open From Early Afternoon Thursday, 17 December

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The new Christchurch Northern Corridor motorway and shared path will be open to drivers (on the motorway) and cyclists and walkers (on the shared path) on Thursday 17 December from early afternoon - around 1 pm. Jim Harland, Director Regional Relationships ... More >>

Making Southland’s Homer Tunnel Even Safer

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 11:08 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

Work has started on a $25million safety upgrade of Southland’s Homer Tunnel on SH94 providing a welcome economic boost for the Te Anau and Milford Sound Piopiotahi communities, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. In July this year, the Government ... More >>

Get Ready To Drive Through The Mangamuka Gorge From Midday, 18 December

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Holidaymakers heading to the Far North for Christmas can make plans to go by the shortest route on State Highway 1 through the Mangamuka Gorge. The road will open to light vehicles for the first time in five months at Midday on Friday, 18 December. ... More >>

Motorists Urged To Plan Ahead And Drive Safely Over Christmas

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 10:49 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

Motorists travelling for Christmas in Auckland and Northland are urged to make their holiday journeys safer and smarter by preparing well, planning ahead and making the right choices. “This is a special time of year and no holiday should be marred ... More >>

Uneven Road Surface Closes Two Lanes On Northern Motorway

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that the right hand lanes in each direction on the Northern Motorway (SH1) between Greville Road and Upper Harbour Highway are closed. There are still two lanes open in each direction, but there is ... More >>

Feedback Sought On Long-term Transport Plans For Auckland’s Northwest

Monday, 30 November 2020, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Aucklanders are invited to have their say on a series of future transport plans aiming to improve access and transport choices for new growth areas in the northwest. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport are seeking community feedback ... More >>

Policing Effort Nets Multiple Offenders In Otago At Roadworks Sites

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

A recent police focus on driver behaviour around state highway roadworks sites in Coastal Otago, north of Dunedin, has resulted in a large number of drivers being stopped and educated on the need to take more care driving through these sites, says ... More >>

Preferred Corridor For SH1 Whangārei To Port Marsden Highway

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 8:38 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has chosen a route which follows the current state highway as the emerging preferred corridor for the SH1 Whangārei to Port Marsden Highway project. The emerging preferred corridor will upgrade the current 22km state ... More >>

Nearly There: Opening The New Christchurch Northern Corridor Motorway

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The Christchurch Northern Corridor new motorway from Cranford St to near the Waimakariri River Bridge/ SH1 will be open to traffic from Monday, 30 November for an initial period of two weeks. “This is an opportunity for people to have an early look at ... More >>

Move To Increase Safety On SH1 In Bluff Near Stirling Point

Monday, 16 November 2020, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is keen to hear what people think about an initiative to improve safety on a short section of SH1 near Stirling Point in Bluff. The proposal is to use no stopping yellow lines on one side of the road to make the entrance to ... More >>

Kaikōura Earthquake Recovery Work Wins Prime Minister’s Award For Excellence

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

The collective efforts of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, KiwiRail, the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) alliance and Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura to restore and improve Kaikōura’s transport networks following the devastating November ... More >>

A New Roundabout For Blenheim’s SH6/62 Rapaura Road Intersection

Friday, 6 November 2020, 11:58 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

To improve road safety, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is installing a roundabout at the intersection of Rapaura Road (SH62) with State Highway 6 (SH6), north-west of Blenheim. (See map below) This project is aligned to New Zealand’s Road Safety ... More >>

High Winds Forecast For Auckland Harbour Bridge Tomorrow

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises forecast strong winds in the Auckland region tomorrow may affect travel over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Metservice is forecasting heavy rain and north-easterly winds that may approach severe gales at times. The ... More >>

Protecting The Westland Petrel/tāiko This Summer In Punakaiki

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

To help protect the endangered Westland petrel/tāiko, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is trialling turning off highway lighting at night on a short section of State Highway 6 through Punakaiki this summer. “Streetlights from Waikori Road in the ... More >>