The NZ Transport Agency says road works in the Waikato are hitting high gear, after works were deferred late last year to make sure that traffic flowed smoothly during the Rugby World Cup and during the extended period of bad weather which followed afterwards.
The NZ Transport Agency is asking motorists to take care when driving in the vicinity of a recent slip on State Highway 23, just out of Raglan. NZTA State Highways Manager (Waikato/Bay of Plenty), Kaye Clark, says although the damage from the slip is not visible from the road when driving, it has made the road shoulder unstable. "That's why we have put road cones around that section of road shoulder, because we are very keen to ensure drivers avoid stopping alongside it."
The Tatuanui Roundabout at the intersection of SH26/27 is up and running in time for the Christmas break - a month ahead of schedule. The four-leg roundabout between Morrinsville and Te Aroha has taken around six months to build.
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.