Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that extended closures of the Auckland Harbour Harbour bridge are possible this weekend, with strong wind alerts forecast from 10am tomorrow (Saturday 20 May) through to 3am Sunday 21 May.
Waka Kotahi is advising motorists that essential maintenance work will take place on State Highway 1 (SH1) southbound between Fanshawe Street and Greenlane interchange on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 May between 10pm and 5am.
From 6pm tonight to 7am tomorrow, an amber alert warning is in place for the Auckland Harbour Bridge with forecast westerly winds of 75-85km/h. There is the potential for winds to briefly rise to 90-100km/h (signalling a red alert) during squally thunderstorms and heavy showers.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to avoid unnecessary travel in Northland and Auckland with heavy rainfall causing surface flooding on the state highway network across both regions.
Today, Hon Michael Wood together with Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust, MP Shanan Halbert and Ward Councillors John Watson and Wayne Walker, Waka Kotahi representatives and project team members celebrated the completion of the 6km kilometre shared path running adjacent to State Highway 1 and subsequently the completion of the approximately $1billion project.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 24 February 2023.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is strongly urging people to avoid all non-essential travel in the Upper North Island, with several state highways and local roads closed due to downed trees, slips and flooding.
High wind and steady rain is impacting roads around the Coromandel Peninsula with State Highway 25 (SH25) compromised by multiple fallen trees, surface flooding and other debris on the road. The highway is fully closed in some sections.