The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) will start repairs next week on a pier affected by scouring that resulted in the night time closures of the Waitaki Bridges on State Highway (SH82) on Thursday and Friday of last week.
The NZ Transport Agency has made some changes to the posted Saddle Road detour route through Ashhurst to improve traffic flow and safety, and is thanking motorists and residents for their patience and understanding as the adjustments are made.
With fine weather forecast for most of the weekend the NZ Transport Agency is looking forward to carrying out the final road works needed to connect the Victoria Park Tunnel with State Highway 1 and opening the tunnel to two lanes of traffic on the morning of Monday 14 November - three months ahead of schedule.
In just five months since the launch of the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) safe teen driver campaign, more than 24,000 'unique visitors' have picked up information from the NZTA's www.safeteendriver.co.nz[http://www.safeteendriver.co.nz] website.
As the final stage of work to get the Victoria Park Tunnel ready for traffic nears completion, the NZ Transport Agency reminds drivers to plan their journeys to avoid motorway congestion through the central motorway junction in Auckland this coming weekend.
The NZ Transport Agency and the Automobile Association have released Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crash test results for two more new vehicle models in New Zealand - a top five-star rating for the Skoda Yeti sports utility vehicle, and a four star result for the 2011 Toyota HiAce van.