South Island drivers, in the alpine areas and the lower half of the island should be on the lookout for black ice and slippery conditions as a cold front sweeps up the country today, says the NZ Transport Agency’s Network Operations Manager Tresca Forrester.
The awarding of a design contract marks an important step toward a new two-lane bridge across the Clutha River on State Highway 8, at Beaumont in Otago, says NZ Transport Agency Projects Team Manager Simon Underwood.
A stretch of North Canterbury’s State Highway 7 is getting a $3.5 million safety upgrade, says the NZ Transport Agency. The upgrade will include safety barriers to help stop people dying or being seriously injured in a crash, and rumble strips to give drivers a wake-up call if they stray outside their lane.
The NZ Transport Agency is closing Greymouth’s Marlborough St/ High St (State Highway 6) intersection this Thursday and Friday nights so contractors Tru-Line Civil can complete work on the new roundabout.