Truck drivers travelling on the alternate Picton to Christchurch route via the Lewis Pass can plan where to stop for rest breaks and fuel, identify trailer swap areas and get information on road conditions, thanks to a new app rolled out by the NZ Transport Agency and Road Transport Association NZ (RTANZ).
The Lewis Pass, State Highway 7, on the new alternate route between Picton and Christchurch, reopened before 9am today but drivers will need to take care as snow continues to fall across the central South Island.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising that there will be restrictions on overdimension vehicles and some truck configurations on the Rimutaka Hill Road, State Highway 2, while two significant construction projects are underway.
New video footage released today highlights the challenges the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) crews working at Ohau Point, north of Kaikōura, are facing daily as they construct a new highway around the base of the major landslide.
Excavators and motorscrapers will soon be breaking further new ground on the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway Road of National Significance, and with the new earthworks season about to begin, project staff will hold two public information evenings in September to fully inform local communities of upcoming work.
The NZ Transport Agency has published the programme business case for the Nelson Southern Link investigation and outlined the next steps for the development of a detailed business case to develop a new arterial road and progress other activities to ease congestion in the city.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that the Northern Gateway Toll Road (SH1 between the Silverdale interchange and Puhoi) will be closed in both directions next week for important maintenance work.
A wet winter hasn’t hampered work on the $195 million Christchurch Southern Motorway – Stage 2 (CSM2) project, with more than 300,000 cubic metres of earth moved, two new local roads built and the first of eight bridges almost complete.