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, 25 August 2017. Please note this Traffic Bulletin is updated every Friday.
From early next week, Tuesday, 22 August, drivers will need to watch for 28 metre (bumper to bumper) truck loads moving bridge beams to Kaikoura, via the Lewis Pass and the inland road via Waiau/ Mt Lyford. The beams are heading to Irongate, north of Kaikoura for a new bridge build as well as smaller bridge sites north of Kaikoura.
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that the following closures on State Highway 16 (SH16) and State Highway 18 (SH18) will be in place on Thursday night, 17 August 2017, for urgent road repairs.
The NZ Transport Agency is seeking community feedback on proposed improvements to Auckland’s Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) between Papakura and Bombay, to support population growth along this busy corridor.
The MetService has issued a severe weather rain warning for the Westland, Nelson and Buller areas for the next 48 hours. The heaviest falls are expected over Fiordland and Westland, the headwaters of the Otago and Canterbury rivers, the Buller ranges, and northwest Nelson.
A joint NZ Transport Agency, KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ campaign targeted at improving driver awareness at railway level crossings is underway in the Ruapehu district. The ‘Expect a train’ campaign aims to get local drivers off ’autopilot’ mode when crossing rural railway tracks.