The NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers crossing the South Island’s alpine passes, especially SH73 and travelling on the West Coast from tomorrow (Wednesday) through to Friday to check the weather forecast before they travel; and plan ahead to avoid delays by checking the NZ Transport Agency Journey website for 24/7 road condition information on closures or delays.
The NZ Transport Agency is starting two significant improvement projects along State Highway 6 in Nelson from Thursday 8 February: a road resurfacing project along Rocks Road as well as a shared pathway project closer to Nelson CBD, from the Maitai River to Rocks Road.
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that during the weekend of 20-21 January 2018, a section of Shands Road will be closed (between approximately 374 and 523 Shands Road) including the intersection with Marshs Road.
Christchurch drivers are advised to avoid State Highway 1 through Rolleston this afternoon if at all possible. A long stretch of highway lane is being repaired and there are delays on either side of Rolleston as traffic is restricted to one lane with Stop/Go
The NZ Transport Agency advises people driving between Picton and Christchurch tomorrow, Friday, 12 January, to be aware that more rain is forecast overnight tonight (Thursday) which may affect people planning to travel on State Highway 1 through Kaikōura.
Queenstown drivers may experience some queuing at the new Kawarau Falls bridge from this week as the heritage bridge, which has taken northbound traffic over the busy holiday period, closes permanently to motorised traffic. From this week, all road users will travel on the new Kawarau Falls bridge, part of State Highway 6, through Frankton.
The NZ Transport Agency kept State Highway 1 on either side of Kaikōura closed this morning after minor rockfalls and surface flooding in several places. The highway to the south between Peketa and Goose Bay and the northern link between Clarence and Mangamaunu remains closed.