Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises road reconstruction works will get underway on State Highway 5 in Reporoa, south of Rotorua, next week, and works to repair an unstable section of embankment at Houpoto on State Highway 35 continue next week.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists that multiple worksites are active on State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road, in Rotorua next week, as part of the Eastern Corridor project.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 29 October 2021. Please note this Traffic Bulletin is updated every Friday.
People driving towards Nelson, Westport or Greymouth/the West Coast over this long weekend need to be aware of a few places where there will be traffic management and one place where bad weather could close a key highway at short notice, says Tresca Forrester, Journey Manager for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
The Arthur’s Pass/Otira gorge route linking the West Coast and Canterbury will remain closed for the rest of today and overnight, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The next update on the highway’s status will be around 10 am Wednesday morning 20 October.
With schools going back next week, traffic along State Highway 2 is expected to resume normal flows. As we enter the main construction season (between September and April), you will see activity along this route start to ramp up.
Nelson drivers coming into or exiting the Nelson city area need to take a little extra care from next week as two major infrastructure renewal projects begin on Haven Road, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.