With earthworks on Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway rapidly reshaping the landscape at both ends of the 11.5km highway, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is holding a series of public information sessions around the region this month to update the community on the project.
The beginning of construction on the Waipukurau to Waipawa Shared Path, a joint project between Waka Kotahi the NZ Transport Agency and Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, was marked with a blessing by hapu from Te Tapairu Marae and Mataweka Marae on Saturday (8 May).
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises the northbound lane on State Highway 1 through Bulls is expected to remain closed through into the evening peak, as a result of downed powerlines following an earlier crash.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises the planned detour for Ngongotahā bound traffic is delayed until Tuesday 11 May, weather permitting, due to unsuitable weather conditions for sealing the new State Highway 5 slip lane.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is extending the consultation and engagement period for the State Highway 5 (SH5) and 51 speed review by four weeks, following concerns about the calculation and presentation of likely travel time increases related to lower speed limits on SH5.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises multiple worksites are active on State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road, in Rotorua this week, as part of the Eastern Corridor Stage One project.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises from Monday 10 May a short section of State Highway 36 will be closed, with people travelling from Rotorua to Ngongotahā, Hamurana and Tauranga detoured via State Highway 5 and Western Road.