Picton is the latest town to join others in the upper South Island with no road access due to flooding and high river levels. A local state of emergency was this afternoon declared in Marlborough with people being evacuated from some areas.
The summer construction season may be over, but Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says locals and motorists can expect to see a lot of activity on the iconic Forgotten World Highway (State Highway 43) during winter.
In another step towards achieving the vision of an Aotearoa New Zealand where no one is killed or seriously injured in road crashes, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has today released He Pūrongo Whakahaumaru Huarahi Mō Ngā Iwi Māori (the Māori Road Safety Outcomes Report).
One of Rotorua’s busiest intersections will be safer and easier to use from next week, with the new traffic lights at the State Highway 30/Tarawera Road intersection due to be turned on in the second week of the school holidays.
With less than three months until the contractually agreed opening date of 27 September 2021, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP) contracted to build, operate and maintain the Transmission Gully motorway, and its design and build subcontractor the CPB HEB Joint Venture are continuing to advise Waka Kotahi that they remain confident of meeting their contractual commitments and opening the road on time.
From next week there will be lane changes for people using the Northern Motorway as 16,000m3 of material, the equivalent of six Olympic sized swimming pools, is excavated to create an underpass providing a direct connection between SH1 and SH18 as part of Auckland’s Northern Corridor Improvements (NCI) project.