“This week Nelson City Council elected members will be asked to endorse a transport blueprint that envisions a city where people ride, walk, take buses, drive and travel with much greater ease than they currently do,” says Emma Speight, Director of Regional Relationships for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
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.
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.