The NZ Transport Agency is asking drivers to take extra care next week when it starts removing the hoardings surrounding its trial site on the causeway on the Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16) in Auckland.
State highway traffic in Auckland and Northland is expected to be heavy this Labour Weekend - the first holiday weekend after winter - and the NZ Transport Agency advises people to plan to avoid delays and allow additional time for travel.
The NZ Transport Agency says work started this morning to dismantle a well-known landmark on the Auckland motorway skyline - the launching gantry affectionately known as 'Big Blue' on the Newmarket Viaduct Replacement Project.
The skyline on Auckland's Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) has changed dramatically after a successful operation last night to lift the first section of a new footbridge into place south of the Newmarket Viaduct.
Works to improve the Papakura interchange on Auckland's Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) is ahead of schedule and the NZ Transport Agency will open the new northbound on-ramp this Monday (8 October) earlier than expected.
The NZ Transport Agency says it will resume work this Sunday night to complete Auckland's Jacobs ladder footbridge and hopes to have the new walkway over the State Highway 1 motorway at St Marys Bay completed before Christmas.
The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers that there will be overnight closures on Auckland's Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) at Newmarket this Sunday, 7 October, while the new Dilworth Footbridge is lifted into position across the traffic lanes.
Some 50 kilometres of Auckland roads have had their State Highway status uplifted and their ownership has been transferred from the NZ Transport Agency to Auckland Council, and they will now be maintained and operated as local roads by Auckland Transport.