Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says that, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northern Corridor Improvements (NCI) project is on schedule to be completed in 2022, with just a four-month delay thanks to the great commitment of the NCI alliance team.
The current six-week winter construction programme for the Transmission Gully motorway will be extended by a further four weeks as Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency continues to negotiate the full cost of the impacts of the Covid-19 shutdown and agree a new completion date for the project with the contractor (Wellington Gateway Partnership) and the builder (CPB HEB Joint Venture).
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises multiple worksites will be in place along State Highway 30/Te Ngae Road, between Sala Street and Iles Road, in Rotorua next week, as part of the Eastern Corridor Stage One project.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 17 July 2020. Please note this traffic bulletin is updated every Friday.
Motorists travelling on State Highway 3 between Waikato and Taranaki are reminded to allow extra time for their journeys this weekend to allow for a series of controlled explosions to crack a large rock near the road by the Awakino Tunnel, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is encouraging motorists to take care, drive to the conditions and allow more time for their journeys due to the possibility of ice on Central North Island state highways.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 2 will be closed to eastbound traffic between Te Puna and Wairoa River Bridge from 9.00am to 3.00pm on Saturday 11 July to replace a power pole damaged when a tree fell in high winds earlier this week.