Following an ongoing specialist investigation, the NZ Transport Agency has issued a Safety Alert advising that it has revoked the certifications for tow bars on more than 1,400 heavy vehicles. These include small trucks, tipper trucks, motorhomes and goods’ vans certified by Auckland-based heavy vehicle specialist certifier Patrick Chu of Transport and Structure Limited.
The NZ Transport Agency has issued a safety alert strongly advising heavy vehicle operators to be vigilant in cleaning and checking towing connections and components certified by Auckland-based heavy vehicle specialist certifier Patrick Chu (Transport & Structure Ltd).
Rakaiatane Road, which connects State Highway 35 Wainui Road to Eastland Port and Kaiti Beach Road, will undergo a significant upgrade early next year to make access safer, smoother, quieter and more efficient for all road users.
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 11 January 2019. Please note this Traffic Bulletin will be updated on Friday, 11 January 2019.
In a joint effort to increase road safety in the Tasman District, the NZ Transport Agency is lowering speed limits on a busy stretch of State Highway 60 between Richmond and Motueka, in time for Christmas. The Tasman District Council is also lowering speeds on a number of adjoining roads at the same time.
People who use the road between Cromwell and Queenstown, State Highway 6, will notice roadworks near the Crown Range turnoff starting early January and running through to March. The road is commonly called the Gibbston highway.
The holidays are nearly here, but we know that many of our friends in the news gathering business will be at work while the rest of us are at the beach, so the NZ Transport Agency’s media team will be on call to help during the 2018/19 Christmas/New Year break.