Safety considerations, a district council plan change and the challenges of upgrading an intersection to cope with traffic volumes resulting from the plan change are the key drivers for a proposal to close a state highway intersection in the Central Otago town of Clyde.
New speed limits for roads between Christchurch and Akaroa will make travel a safer and more enjoyable experience, whether people are driving, riding motorcycles, cycling or walking, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
People who drive over Tākaka Hill (SH60) at night should be aware that pre-winter maintenance begins on Sunday night, 15 May. The highway will be closed from 8 pm at night until 5.30 am the next morning through until Friday morning, 20 May (five nights).
Drivers who want to use Lewis Pass, SH7 need to rethink their route this evening as a serious motorcycle crash near the Boyle River has closed the highway while the Police Serious Crash Unit investigates and vehicles are recovered.
As part of the shared path being constructed to Port Chalmers on SH88, crews will be completing the realignment of the main trunk rail line between St Leonards Boat Club and Curles Point all this weekend and again at the end of April.