Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has announced the preferred site for the roundabout to replace the dangerous intersection of State Highway 1 and State Highway 29 at Piarere. The location will be to the north-west of the existing intersection (see map below).
One of the most anticipated, and more complex, engineering projects in the lower North Island is entering the final stretch, with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advising that work on the Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway (PP2Ō) is almost three-quarters complete.
A new technique which reduced delays for road users was used to remove rock from the Nevis Bluff near Queenstown in recent weeks. The work was part of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s autumn maintenance programme along SH6.
Following requests from residents and community leaders, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will extend the current consultation period for the Nelson Future Access (NFA) project to 5pm, Friday 18 June 2021.
A risk-based approach by the Nelson Railway Society to developing and constructing a new section of line for its operations has earned it the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Tourist and Heritage Rail Safety Award for 2021.
With the Queen’s Birthday long weekend ahead, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency urges drivers to stay safe and plan ahead, particularly if they are driving long distances in freezing, windy or wet conditions.