The NZ Transport Agency says it plans to start re-building the section of State Highway 6 washed away by flood waters near Harihari on the West Coast later today (Saturday, 5 January) or tomorrow at the latest.
The NZ Transport Agency says the two lanes on the northbound box girder (clip-on) of the Auckland Harbour Bridge will re-open just after midnight following the successful completion of maintenance work. The Curran Street on-ramp, which feeds north-bound traffic onto the clip-on, and the Stafford Street off-ramp on the North Shore will also be re-opening.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is advising motorists planning their summer journeys over the holiday season to be aware of road works in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. Road maintenance activity increases over the summer months to take advantage of good weather, which contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of this work.
The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers that a section of Auckland's Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16) will be closed tonight Monday, 7 January, between the Te Atatu and Lincoln Road interchanges (including on- and off-ramps) so that damaged safety barriers can be repaired after a serious crash this morning.
The NZ Transport Agency says flood waters are still preventing structural engineers from inspecting the bridge spanning the Wanganui River near the West Coast community of Harihari and it may be several more days before it is safe to re-open State Highway 6.
The NZ Transport Agency says state highway traffic will be heavy this weekend as holidaymakers return home after their Christmas/New Year break and its advises people to plan their travel to avoid delays.
The NZ Transport Agency says State Highway 6 north of the West Coast settlement of Harihari could be closed for at least two days after flood waters from the Wanganui River gouged away about 40 metres of highway on the northern approach to a single lane bridge spanning the river.
The NZ Transport Agency says State Highway 6 near Harihari on the West Coast remains closed as contractors try to divert the flood-swollen Wanganui River so that they can better assess the state of the single lane bridge spanning the river.