This summer, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency contractors have resealed or replaced 550 kilometres of road surface in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region. That’s approximately 10 per cent of the entire regional network.*
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Gisborne drivers can look forward to smoother and safer journeys in the region, as excellent progress continues on a joint Gisborne District Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency asphalting programme which began in March this year.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that closures of State Highway 35 between Kopuaroa Road and Ihungia Road, north of Te Puia Springs, have been rescheduled to next Wednesday (1 June) and Thursday (2 June).
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that SH43 Ohura Road between the intersections of Mangaotuku and Whangamomona Roads will be closed this Thursday (26 May) between 10.05am and 7.15pm for the 2022 Targa Rally.
As the floodwaters started to recede after the significant weather events that battered the Wairoa District in March and April, the scale of the damage – and the clean-up and repair work required – was already glaringly obvious.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is recognising local farmers for their quick work to re-instate fences alongside State Highway 35 following the significant weather events in the regions during March and April, to avoid risks from wandering stock.
Drivers travelling on State Highway 2 between Waipawa and Hastings can now see the full scale of the College Road – Silverstream Realignment at Roto-a-Tara, Pukehou, with traffic switched from the existing eastern lane to the newly constructed western lane earlier this month.
The bridge over the Omanawa River on State Highway 29, just south of Tauriko, is currently reduced to a 30kmh speed limit for strengthening work, but unfortunately, some road users have not been complying with the temporary speed limit.