Unsettled weather has delayed the completion of safety improvements to the state highway network in Northland and the NZ Transport Agency says care will be needed at several locations during Queen's Birthday weekend.
Repairs to an old mine shaft hole on State Highway 25 at the north end of Thames township are nearing completion. However, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) advises that existing traffic detours will remain in place for the next week or so to allow the final stages of the repairs to the hole to be carried out.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is reminding drivers in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions to drive to the conditions in the coming months as winter settles in. For road travellers, winter (usually between June and August) can be the most dangerous time of the year. The NZTA is also expecting higher traffic volumes during Queens Birthday this weekend, with the three-day break being the last significant public holiday until Labour Weekend in October.
Seismic retrofit (bridge strengthening maintenance) work is being undertaken at the Hairini Bridge (Turret Road) on SH2A this Monday night for 5 weeks, and the NZTA are advising motorists to use alternative routes.
With this Friday (June 1) marking the official onset of winter, the NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists and media that the best source for accurate, real-time information on state highway road conditions is the NZTA’s Highway Info website - www.highwayinfo.govt.nz.
The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers that the Southbound lanes on the Victoria Park flyover on Auckland’s Northern Motorway (State Highway 1) will be closed tonight, 29 May, for urgent lighting repair work.
Visitors to the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) site at this year's Fieldays (13-16 June) will have a chance to find out about the agency's work around the Safer Journeys strategy, other related activities currently in the spotlight and information on key NZTA projects happening around the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region.
The NZ Transport Agency says it will work hard to minimise delays for the motorists when it carries out repairs to Friends Creek Bridge No 3 on State Highway 6 between Whataro and Franz Josef later this week.
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 1 June.