Work on the Rugby Road Underpass on SH3 between Tariki and Norfolk Road near Stratford is progressing well, NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) Whanganui State Highways Manager Errol Christiansen says. The new 3.5 km stretch of new highway is expected to be open in May.
The opening of the new Bell Block bypass on State Highway 3, about 5 kilometres north of New Plymouth, will ease congestion and improve road safety, NZ Transport Agency regional director Jenny Chetwynd said.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is expanding its traffic information service for drivers by increasing the number of webcams on State Highway 1 to give people more detailed information about highway conditions before they travel.
The NZ Transport Agency and Rotorua District Council have received the last of three independent reports into the August 2009 rockfall in the Mangorewa Gorge on State Highway 36 between Tauranga and Rotorua.
Development of the Pūhoi-to-Wellsford Road of National Significance has taken an important step forward with the NZ Transport Agency awarding a contract for investigation work to decide what alignment the road will follow.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) advises that urgent remedial road works are about to start just to the north of the Matahorua Gorge and the Matahorua Gorge Realignment project in the vicinity of the Samarkand Station, on SH2 about 50km north of Napier/70km south of Wairoa.
The Te Rapa section of the Waikato Expressway will be under construction by September this year, providing a near $170 million boost to the Waikato economy and unlocking the growth potential of northwestern Hamilton and Horotiu