After consultation with local residents and others, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has confirmed that it will lower the speed limit on a section of State Highway 2 with a history of fatal and serious injury crashes.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is holding a public information day on Wednesday 30 November to outline the proposed design of the new underpass and to answer questions regarding this project which the NZTA says will improve the SH29 and SH2A intersection at Maungatapu.
NZ Transport Agency crews have finished cutting a path through dense bush to reach the top of the Manawatu gorge slip, and are clearing bush to establish a safe working platform for the earth moving equipment due to start benching (terracing) the slip early next week.
The NZ Transport Agency has deferred a decision on re-opening Auckland's Wellington Street on-ramp until after the Victoria Park Tunnel Project is completed next year. The on-ramp feeds central city traffic to the northbound lanes of State Highway 1.
There is more to the hotel's wrapping, however, than entering into the spirit of Christmas. The old pub, which is being refurbished by its owner the NZ Transport Agency as part of the Victoria Park Tunnel project, will be swathed in plastic to weatherproof it while the building's roof is replaced over the next six weeks.
Upcoming changes to the border clearance procedures for imported used vehicles mean from 16 January 2012, two clearance stickers will be required on each imported used vehicle before it can be released from Customs Controlled Areas (CCAs) or MAF transitional facilities.
The NZ Transport Agency has completed a significant milestone on the Newmarket Viaduct replacement project on Auckland's Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) by lifting the final segment of the new northbound bridge into place with the help of the big blue lifting gantry.
There are still a few months to go until the Muldoon's Corner safety improvements on the Rimutaka Hill Road are completed, but traffic is already getting its first taste of the new road alignment in its entirety as the NZTA gets to work laying chipseal.
The NZ Transport Agency is making excellent progress with a track up to the crest of the Manawatu Gorge slip site, and heavy equipment is due to begin work next week attacking the unstable slope from the top down.