The NZ Transport Agency has praised Electricity Ashburton’s decision to use underground power cables on two sections of State highway in Mid Canterbury - a move it says will help improve road safety in the area.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to re-use the old, one-way Kopu Bridge near Thames. NZTA Waikato/Bay of Plenty regional director, Harry Wilson, says the agency is seeking proposals to use or open up the structure for the public to enjoy, including submissions from commercial operators.
The NZ Transport Agency says the latest results from the new restricted licence practical driver testing regime show that more learner drivers are getting the message that a higher level of preparation and practice is needed to pass the new tests.
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, 14 September.
Okere Bridge on State Highway 33 near Mourea in the Central Bay of Plenty has been given the green light by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) for High Productivity Motor Vehicles (HPMVs), which the Agency says will help to make the movement of goods through the Central Bay of Plenty more efficient and support the region's economic growth.
The NZ Transport Agency says the new road structures at the Manawatu Gorge are substantially complete, and work is entering its closing stages as the highway looks set to reopen to two lanes in the next month.
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists there will be closures on SH20A (George Bolt Memorial Drive) - in two locations between State Highway 20 and Montgomerie Rd, starting this evening, Tuesday, 4 September, for re-surfacing work.