The NZ Transport Agency reopened State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura this afternoon at 3 pm. The highway was closed before 8 am after 15 to 20 mm of rain fell over a short period with minor rockfalls triggered by the rain.
The holidays are here, but we know that many of our hardworking friends in the newsgathering business will be at work while the rest of us are at the beach, so the NZ Transport Agency’s media team will be on call to help during the 2016/17 Christmas/New Year break.
The NZ Transport Agency is advising people travelling on the alternative Picton to Christchurch route that speed limits have been lowered in some areas along state highways 7, 65, 6 and 63 in order to keep everyone using the road safe.
The NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport are advising people to plan ahead for travel near Onehunga over the New Year period, as a major piece of work takes place at the end of Neilson Street which may cause delays
Ahead of the summer tradition of the road trip to visit family and friends, NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists to plan ahead, and be patient, to have happy, safe and stress-free travel this summer.