The NZ Transport Agency is urging people travelling on State Highway 1 (SH1) between Picton and Christchurch to stick to the temporary speed restrictions in place through several worksites on the route for their own safety as well as for the safety of road workers.
Less than two years after it was started, the NZ Transport Agency’s new $25 million road bridge across the Taramakau River, between Kumara Junction and Greymouth, will be officially opened to traffic and people on Sunday afternoon, 22 July, 2018.
In preparation for a $2 million realignment of the South Island’s Lewis Pass highway (SH7), Transport Agency crews will be clearing a stand of trees this week. The road construction work will take place over the 2018/19 summer roadwork season.
The NZ Transport Agency is continuing to make an area of the Upper Buller Gorge, SH6, between the Iron Bridge near Inangahua and Murchison, safe for road users today. The highway is likely to be closed to traffic until the late afternoon at the earliest.
A slip in the Upper Buller Gorge, State Highway 6, closed the highway in the early hours of Monday, 9 July. Damage has occurred to a car that encountered the slip before Transport Agency contractors had reached the site around 1 am and established the closure. The sole occupant, the driver, was unharmed.
There were smiles beaming from a new subway on Winters Road, Redwood, today as Papanui Primary School pupils made their way through for the first time. The subway goes underneath the new Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC). The new subway structure is now complete, apart from some finishing touches, and opened this morning (Monday, 2 July).