On Tuesday 13 October, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency announced a timetable change (starting Sunday 18 October) to the night work to install permanent rockfall protection between Peketa and the Parititahi Tunnels south of Kaikōura to increase productivity.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising road users that starting next week (from Monday 19 October) due to construction work, temporary traffic lights will be operating at the SH7 Ahaura River Bridge.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) alliance have completed the major earthquake repairs on the Inland Road (Route 70).
Over 50 slips occurred on the Inland Road, and seven bridges were damaged in the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers that night time work to install permanent rockfall protection on SH1 between Peketa and the Parititahi Tunnels south of Kaikōura has been extended to late December, with some changes to the road open/close timetable.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will be reducing State Highway 8, inland from Milton at the western end of the Manuka Gorge, the gateway to Central Otago, to one lane next week. The highway shoulder will be repaired.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is eyeing late 2020 to celebrate completion of the new State Highway 1 (SH1) Ōpaoa River Bridge, north of Blenheim, as final works get underway on this eagerly-awaited project.
With snow falling overnight and into this morning in many southern and central parts of the South Island, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises all drivers to avoid unnecessary journeys and check highways before setting off.
With snow falling heavily over parts of the southern and central South Island, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s highway teams ask everyone to stay off the highways and roads unless they are well prepared for the conditions and poor visibility.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will be closing a 30 km stretch of SH6 south of Nelson for up to two weeks from Monday, 5 October to just before Saturday, 17 October (Election day). The highway will be reopened by Election Day.