As part of the Safe Network Programme, the NZ Transport Agency is currently identifying highways where lower speed limits could help save lives and reduce serious crashes and where communities want change.
The NZ Transport Agency and Matamata-Piako District Council are advising construction will start on a new semi-permanent roundabout to improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection of State Highway 26 and Avenue Road in Morrinsville next month.
The NZ Transport Agency says $313 million in funding being re-allocated from the rapid transit activity class in the 2018–21 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) will be used to progress a range of state highway improvements, as well as for public transport, walking and cycling, road policing, and local road improvements.
With spring bringing warmer weather, alongside comes the beginning of renewal works on Southland state highways by Highways South, for the NZ Transport Agency. These works include road reconstructions involving several layers of roading material and resealing and will take place until autumn 2020.
Work is getting underway next week to complete installation of rumble strips on four sections of state highway in Manawatū-Whanganui – part of the NZ Transport Agency’s Safety Boost Programme for making rural state highways safer.
The Melling transport improvements project will be jointly consented as part of the RiverLink partnership between the NZ Transport Agency, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Hutt City Council, Transport Agency Director of Regional Relationships Emma Speight announced today.