Following public and stakeholder consultation, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has set a new permanent speed limit for the short section of State Highway 1 (SH1) from Templeton to Dawsons Road just south of Christchurch.
The Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) Alliance and Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga have completed work on a project which will see 11 storyboards which depict the history of the area and the importance of the environment along the new Christchurch Northern Corridor.
Two sporting events this weekend, one linking the West Coast and Canterbury, the other in Buller District, will cause some traffic delays and require road users to plan ahead, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
The combination of the coming Waitangi Weekend and the Burt Munro motorcycling Challenge in Invercargill from next week could see large volumes of traffic on South Island roads in coming days, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising that from today, Wednesday 20 January, there will be a single traffic lane through the State Highway 6/62 Rapaura Road roundabout site in Blenheim, 24 hours a day.
The Christchurch Northern Corridor T2 lanes, Park & Ride facilities in Kaiapoi and Rangiora, and new direct bus services between Waimakariri and Christchurch CBD will be operational from next week, providing more travel options through the region and encouraging people to move in fewer vehicles.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 83 between Otematata and Aviemore, State Highway 87 between Kyeburn and Outram and State Highway 90 between Waikoikoi and Tapanui are closed following heavy rain.
The summer construction season for road maintenance on Southland state highways is well underway and will continue until late March 2021, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The programme includes road reconstructions and resurfacing.