The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers using State Highway 1 between Kaikoura and Cheviot that the road will reopen to one lane with traffic management in the next half hour with two lanes likely to be restored by 9pm.
Timaru drivers and freight operators are warned about two separate pieces of road resurfacing happening on 2 and 3 March, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Both pieces of work are weather-dependent so if it is wet, they may take place a night or two later.
The NZ Transport Agency’s contracting crew will be removing two large gum trees, (Tasmanian Blue Gum) in the median area of the Northern Motorway near the Dickeys Road/ Main North Road intersection this weekend.
Early morning motorists travelling southbound on Christchurch’s Northern Motorway at reduced speeds are having 35 to 45 seconds added to their journey time from south of Ohoka Road to Dickey’s Road for the benefit of all commuters, says the NZ Transport Agency.
Diversions will be in place for southbound traffic through the Northern Gateway Toll Road (State Highway 1) next week (29 February and 1 March) while safety and traffic information signs at the Johnstone Hill Tunnels are painted and cleaned.
There will be significant changes to a section of Great North Road at Waterview next week that will affect all road users – drivers, cyclists and walkers, as work continues towards completing the Waterview Connection project.
| Auckland Transport, NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Council
A Northern Busway extension, Matakana link road, upgraded Hibiscus Coast Bus Station and state highway improvements are part of potential transport plans to support large numbers of new houses in northern Auckland.