The strong community response to the indicative route for the planned Puhoi-to-Wellsford highway has prompted the NZ Transport Agency to arrange an additional information day in Warkworth to ensure people get every chance to learn about the project.
State Highways to and from Auckland will be extremely busy throughout the Christmas/New Year holiday break, and the NZ Transport Agency advises people to plan the time of their travel to avoid congestion.
The lifesaver road safety campaign on State Highways 29 over the Kaimais, and 36 between Tauranga and Rotorua has been updated just in time to remind summer visitors about the importance of driving safely on these challenging highways.
The Minister of Transport, Steven Joyce, has signed a Rule requiring taxis in larger towns and cities to be fitted with security camera systems. Land Transport Rule: Operator Licensing Amendment (No 2) 2010 will also ensure taxi drivers get around-the-clock telecommunications support.
The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers that there will be extended overnight closures of the southbound lanes of Auckland's Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) between Market Rd and the Greenlane interchange over the New Year holiday weekend. One northbound lane of the motorway will also be closed at the same time.
The NZ Transport Agency is aiming to start construction next year on improvements to sections of Auckland's Southern and Northern Motorways [State Highway 1] to ease congestion and provide better travel times.
Works will resume early on some NZ Transport Agency construction projects during the Christmas/New Year holiday break and the NZTA is asking people to drive with care through construction zones for their safety and the safety of workers on site.