Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is tendering for new highway pull-over areas in the South Island’s Mackenzie Basin alongside improvements to existing stopping places. This project, which combines safety with enhancing the visitor driver experience, is being funded through the regional package of the NZ Upgrade Programme, with a $5 million budget overall.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has officially marked the completion of the Ōpaoa River Bridge project in Wairau/Blenheim with the blessing and unveiling of a spectacular pou whenua, alongside the opening of the new walking and cycling facilities on the historic Opawa Bridge.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising that Waitaukakari Bridge on State Highway 35, south of Hicks Bay, will undergo essential resurfacing works from Tuesday 1 December which could cause delays of up to two hours.
A recent police focus on driver behaviour around state highway roadworks sites in Coastal Otago, north of Dunedin, has resulted in a large number of drivers being stopped and educated on the need to take more care driving through these sites, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says State Highway 1 through the Mangamuka Gorge will open to light vehicles and camper vans before Christmas with a single lane past two slips on the northern side of the gorge.
New traffic lights, cyclist and pedestrian facilities and a new link road and roundabout are among changes being proposed in West Melton, as Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency looks to make it safer and easier for people to get around the busy village.