Making Hawke's Bay more competitive, fostering economic growth, and improving road safety is the focus of a three-year package of transport investment for the region announced today by the NZ Transport Agency.
The NZ Transport Agency has today announced a multimillion dollar transport package to boost economic growth and safety throughout the Manawatu/Whanganui region, including nearly quarter of a billion dollars on the upkeep of the regional roading network.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) expects that State Highway 29 (SH29) at Ruahihi Bluffs will be fully reopened following a final inspection tomorrow morning after the blasting work to remove a column of unstable rock was successfully completed on Saturday.
The NZ Transport Agency and Police are urging motorists to slow down when travelling on State Highway 1 (SH1) past the new Atiamuri Bridge construction site. Police carried out an operation to catch speedsters at the site late last month and found a significant number of drivers were ignoring the 50 km/h temporary speed restriction signs, placing themselves, other road users and road workers at risk.
(UPDATE 6pm 25 August 2012: State Highway 29 is now open to one lane. The Sunday work is cancelled.) The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) would like to remind drivers that State Highway 29 at Ruahihi Bluffs, west of Tauranga will be closed for most of this weekend from 7.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday (25 August) and Sunday (26 August). This section of the road will reopen on Saturday night with the works expected to be completed by Sunday night at 6.00pm.
The NZ Transport Agency and Hutt City Council are moving into the next phase of a trial to find ways to improve traffic flows at the Melling intersections of State Highway 2. This means changes to the traffic light phasing for drivers leaving Harbour View during the peak times this week until Friday 24 August.
The NZ Transport Agency reopened State Highway 29 at Ruahihi Bluffs, west of Tauranga, at 5.00pm today with the closure of the road tomorrow cancelled, the agency says this section of the road will remain open to a single lane for the rest of the week.
The NZ Transport Agency has announced its plans to progress the 'Option A' bridge option around the Basin Reserve to untangle traffic congestion and free up space for public transport, pedestrians, and cyclists.