The combination of the coming Waitangi Weekend and the Burt Munro motorcycling Challenge in Invercargill from next week could see large volumes of traffic on South Island roads in coming days, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising that from today, Wednesday 20 January, there will be a single traffic lane through the State Highway 6/62 Rapaura Road roundabout site in Blenheim, 24 hours a day.
The Christchurch Northern Corridor T2 lanes, Park & Ride facilities in Kaiapoi and Rangiora, and new direct bus services between Waimakariri and Christchurch CBD will be operational from next week, providing more travel options through the region and encouraging people to move in fewer vehicles.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 83 between Otematata and Aviemore, State Highway 87 between Kyeburn and Outram and State Highway 90 between Waikoikoi and Tapanui are closed following heavy rain.
The summer construction season for road maintenance on Southland state highways is well underway and will continue until late March 2021, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The programme includes road reconstructions and resurfacing.
The new Christchurch Northern Corridor motorway and shared path will be open to drivers (on the motorway) and cyclists and walkers (on the shared path) on Thursday 17 December from early afternoon - around 1 pm.
Work has started on a $25m safety upgrade of Southland’s Homer Tunnel on SH94 providing a welcome economic boost for the Te Anau and Milford Sound Piopiotahi communities, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
A special ceremony was held at Kaikōura’s South Bay today to mark the departure of the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) Alliance from the township exactly three years after State Highway 1 fully re-opened on 15 December, 2017.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has awarded a $5million contract to build a four-leg roundabout to increase safety and reduce crashes at the Elles Road/ State Highway 1 (SH1) intersection in south Invercargill, with work getting underway in early January.