The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers using the Northern Gateway Toll Road on State Highway 1 north of Auckland that the remaining manual payment kiosk at Puhoi was destroyed overnight, and there is a restricted service operating for drivers wanting to pay their tolls by cash.
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5:00 a.m., unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 5 August.
The skyline at the northern entrance to Auckland's CBD will start to change in August when the NZ Transport Agency installs the framework or truss for a new footbridge over the State Highway 1 motorway in St Marys Bay as part of the Victoria Park Tunnel project.
The NZ Transport Agency reminds Auckland drivers that the State Highway 20 Maioro Street closure in New Windsor will be extended 1.2 kilometres down the Southwestern Motorway (SH20) to the Dominion Road interchange this weekend.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is preparing to introduce new measures to improve young driver safety from next week. These new measures will support recent law changes, with the minimum driving age increasing to 16 on August 1 and a zero alcohol limit for teenage drivers coming into force a week later, on August 7.
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists there will be several overnight closures on George Bolt Drive (State Highway 20A) starting this Sunday, 31 July that will have an impact on travel to and from Auckland International Airport.
While road crews have now re-opened the Desert Road section of State Highway 1 from Waiouru to Rangipo in the North Island, more snow and high winds are keeping driving conditions treacherous in parts of the South Island, with SH94 from Milford Sound to Lake Gunn closed at 2pm this afternoon.
The Automobile Association and the New Zealand Transport Agency are pleased to release the 2011 safety ratings for used cars and announce a new Safe Pick rating for the safest vehicles in each category.