Improvements to the Nelson/Union Street and Hobson/Pitt Street intersections will start on Sunday as part of the Nelson Street Cycle Route, a joint project of the NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport.
New electronic speed limit signs will slow motorists to 40km/h as they travel on Nelson St State Highway 6 (SH 6) and McLauchlan Street past Marlborough Girls College and Bohally Intermediate School from this week, boosting safety for students.
Cyclists and pedestrians on State Highway 6’s Whakatu Drive will soon be able to enjoy greater peace of mind while enjoying the scenic waterfront, with a 2.5km wire rope edge barrier now under construction to protect people using the shared pathway from errant vehicles.
The NZ Transport Agency is encouraging people to open a toll account to make travelling on the soon to be opened Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road, and the Takitimu Drive Toll Road (Route K) as convenient as possible.
Improved journey time reliability to and from the airport is about to take off with the NZ Transport Agency’s use of high-tech ‘blip trackers’ to measure travel times during construction of the SH20A to Airport project.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists in the worst affected areas of the lower North Island to continue to avoid non-essential travel following some of the worst flooding this part of the country has ever seen.
The NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 1 in Horowhenua has reopened, but flooding and slips are still causing major disruption throughout the state highway network in the lower North Island.