The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers using State Highway 1 between Kaikoura and Cheviot that the road will reopen to one lane with traffic management in the next half hour with two lanes likely to be restored by 9pm.
Timaru drivers and freight operators are warned about two separate pieces of road resurfacing happening on 2 and 3 March, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Both pieces of work are weather-dependent so if it is wet, they may take place a night or two later.
The NZ Transport Agency’s contracting crew will be removing two large gum trees, (Tasmanian Blue Gum) in the median area of the Northern Motorway near the Dickeys Road/ Main North Road intersection this weekend.
Early morning motorists travelling southbound on Christchurch’s Northern Motorway at reduced speeds are having 35 to 45 seconds added to their journey time from south of Ohoka Road to Dickey’s Road for the benefit of all commuters, says the NZ Transport Agency.
The NZ Transport Agency says everyone has a role to play in keeping people safe on our roads this Waitangi Weekend. “Please be smart and plan ahead if you’re heading away,” says Journey Manager Lee Wright.
The NZ Transport Agency’s project team are returning to the design table after a reassessment of costs for the final stage of its shared cycling and pedestrian pathway between Dunedin and Port Chalmers indicated the budget would be exceeded.