The NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers crossing the South Island’s alpine passes, especially SH73 and travelling on the West Coast from tomorrow (Wednesday) through to Friday to check the weather forecast before they travel; and plan ahead to avoid delays by checking the NZ Transport Agency Journey website for 24/7 road condition information on closures or delays.
Motorists planning to include Waitangi Day on Tuesday as part of a longer weekend holiday need to plan ahead to avoid congestion on the main routes north, allow extra time for your journey and drive safely.
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists travelling south on Auckland’s Southern Motorway (SH1) of planned lane changes to assist ongoing construction work as part of the Southern Corridor Improvements project.
As work continues to repair the storm damage to the Thames Coast Road (SH25) and get life back to normal on the Coromandel Peninsula, the NZ Transport Agency has lifted part of the five tonne weight restriction on the section of road between Te Puru and Manaia.
The NZ Transport Agency is starting two significant improvement projects along State Highway 6 in Nelson from Thursday 8 February: a road resurfacing project along Rocks Road as well as a shared pathway project closer to Nelson CBD, from the Maitai River to Rocks Road.
The damage along State Highway 25 between Thames and Manaia has now been assessed and the Transport Agency has developed a programme which aims to complete the final repair work by the end of March, weather permitting.