The NZ Transport Agency has funded the installation of a weather station and webcam at Dunedin’s northern motorway’s highest point, the Leith Saddle. The solar-powered station is being maintained by the MetService under a partnership agreement, said Transport Agency Otago/ Southland Journey Manager Graeme Hall.
The NZ Transport Agency is urging people heading away for the long weekend to plan ahead and avoid delays by checking out the Highway Hotspots information for Queen’s Birthday Weekend, available on a new interactive map at www.nzta.govt.nz/hotspots.
Final repairs on the Bealey Bridge in the Upper Waimakariri Valley, State Highway 73 between the West Coast and Canterbury, will involve a full night closure from 8 pm Saturday, 28 May through to 6am, Sunday 29 May.
The NZ Transport Agency has awarded Downer NZ Ltd a new seven-year Network Outcomes Contract (NOC) to manage the Coastal Otago State Highway network. Downer has held the preceding hybrid State Highway maintenance contracts for the last 15 years, together with their professional services supplier, MWH.