Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will install additional safety barriers at the site of the SH8 Deadmans Point slip, allowing the road to re-open to two lanes while work continues to stabilise the hillside above the highway.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 25 is closed between Tairua and Whitianga due to flooding at Wade Road. State Highway 2 is also closed north of Paeroa, where a roof has come down due to the wind, taking out power lines at the same time.
The State Highway 20B improvements project in Auckland is working both day and night shifts to help make up for COVID-19 delays and achieve its original completion date ahead of major planned events in the city in early 2021.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has welcomed news that Ngāti Tama has voted with an 82 percent majority in favour of the agreements with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, which allow land needed for the Mt Messenger Bypass to be exchanged.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says that, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northern Corridor Improvements (NCI) project is on schedule to be completed in 2022, with just a four-month delay thanks to the great commitment of the NCI alliance team.
The current six-week winter construction programme for the Transmission Gully motorway will be extended by a further four weeks as Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency continues to negotiate the full cost of the impacts of the Covid-19 shutdown and agree a new completion date for the project with the contractor (Wellington Gateway Partnership) and the builder (CPB HEB Joint Venture).
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is encouraging motorists to take care, drive to the conditions and allow more time for their journeys due to the possibility of ice on Central North Island state highways.