A slip in the Upper Buller Gorge, State Highway 6, closed the highway in the early hours of Monday, 9 July. Damage has occurred to a car that encountered the slip before Transport Agency contractors had reached the site around 1 am and established the closure. The sole occupant, the driver, was unharmed.
The NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists to stay up to date with road conditions between Opotiki and Gisborne (SH2) this weekend as heavy rain in the forecast will likely require the closure of the road through the Waioeka Gorge as a safety precaution. The most likely time of the closure, based on current forecasts, is from around midday on Sunday to midday Monday.
There were smiles beaming from a new subway on Winters Road, Redwood, today as Papanui Primary School pupils made their way through for the first time. The subway goes underneath the new Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC). The new subway structure is now complete, apart from some finishing touches, and opened this morning (Monday, 2 July).
Auckland motorists are experiencing daily the benefits of the Waterview Connection, with its first year of operation delivering more resilience and reliability for journeys across the Auckland transport network.