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 July 2017. Please note this Traffic Bulletin is updated every Friday.
The NZ Transport Agency says an urgent programme of additional work will get underway immediately to significantly improve the Saddle Road detour route as new geotechnical information has highlighted major safety risks in the Manawatū Gorge which are likely to keep the road closed for some time.
The NZ Transport Agency says traffic has been flowing well through the Waterview Connection and surrounding motorways for the second weekday, with Aucklanders reporting reduced travel times on their usual routes.
State Highway 8 near Lake Pukaki, South Canterbury, is currently closed due to a serious crash late this afternoon. Drivers are advised to postpone their journeys between Hayman Road and Tekapo Canal Road this evening as the closure could be in place for some time.
The NZ Transport Agency is instigating a No Parking rule along State Highway 6, through Frankton, from the lower Shotover Bridge to the BP Roundabout then back to the Kawarau Falls bridge, past the turnoff to Queenstown Airport.
The NZ Transport Agency says the Waterview Tunnel’s first day of operation has gone extremely smoothly and is thanking the thousands of motorists who’ve made their first journeys through the tunnel for taking extra care.