Persistent, hard rainfall over Canterbury has closed a number of state highways today. Others are being watched and may be closed if surface flooding continues and as night approaches with reduced visibility.
Waka Kotahi is making State Highway 2 in the Wairarapa safer for pedestrians, with construction starting next week on the first three of a planned 21 raised pedestrian crossings between Masterton and Featherston.
Updated - 24 May 2021: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has awarded a $5 million contract to build a roundabout to increase safety and reduce crashes at the Elles Road/ State Highway 1 (SH1) intersection in south Invercargill, with work already underway.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is set to announce refined safety improvement concepts for key intersections on State Highway 3 between Waitara and Bell Block by August, subject to Waka Kotahi Board approval.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is encouraging New Zealanders to buy the safest and cleanest cars they can afford – those with high safety and environmental ratings - when making their next vehicle purchase.