UPDATE Friday 3 December: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises night works on the western (Waikato) side of State Highway 29 Kaimai Range have been completed and no further partial closures are required. The essential maintenance work to repair sections of the road was completed ahead of schedule thanks to good weather and favourable conditions on site. Waka Kotahi would like to thank drivers for their patience during these works.
Motor vehicle traders and industry associations are showing great support for vehicle safety rating labels which aim to help car buyers make potentially life-saving choices when purchasing their next vehicle.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is continuing to monitor progress on Transmission Gully as the contractor, Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP), and their sub-contractor, CPB HEB Joint Venture, work to complete construction of the motorway and meet the required safety, quality and environmental tests.
The first stage of crucial safety improvements to State Highway 1 (SH1) between Ōtaki and Levin will be completed ahead of the summer holidays, with the implementation of a safer road layout through Kuku beginning next week.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will close on-and-off-ramps overnight while critical work is done on State Highway 1 (SH1) to avoid a repeat of incidents where drivers have attempted to drive the wrong way up a motorway off-ramp.
Construction on Transmission Gully is inching closer to the finish line, but the contractor, Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP), and their sub-contractor, CPB HEB Joint Venture, still have more work to do before the road can open.
New Zealand’s newest state highway number will come into use on Tuesday December 7 2021, as preparations and improvements to the Wellington regional state highway network continue ahead of the opening of the Transmission Gully motorway.