Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is tendering for new highway pull-over areas in the South Island’s Mackenzie Basin alongside improvements to existing stopping places. This project, which combines safety with enhancing the visitor driver experience, is being funded through the regional package of the NZ Upgrade Programme, with a $5 million budget overall.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has officially marked the completion of the Ōpaoa River Bridge project in Wairau/Blenheim with the blessing and unveiling of a spectacular pou whenua, alongside the opening of the new walking and cycling facilities on the historic Opawa Bridge.
Aspiring Highways, on behalf of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, is part way through their summer reseal programme. After completing sections of SH85 (Alexandra to Kyeburn) and parts of SH6 near Luggate and Albert Town, the reseal team is now moving south.
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 Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
New traffic lights, cyclist and pedestrian facilities and a new link road and roundabout are among changes being proposed in West Melton, as Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency looks to make it safer and easier for people to get around the busy village.
Tākaka Hill Road, SH60, will be closed for five nights from this Sunday night to all traffic between Riwaka and Upper Tākaka for road resurfacing and other essential road maintenance works, says Waka Kotahi NZ 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 the main carpark safer for all vehicles.